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Italian architecture : from Michelangelo to Borromini

By: Publication details: Thames & Hudson, 2002 London, Description: 222 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9780500203613
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 720.94509031 HOP
Contents:
Michelangelo and his contemporaries Michelangelo Michelangelo's contemporaries North-eastern Italy Papal Rome Florence and the Medici Genoa and Milan Urbanism, building types and treatises Urbanism and fortifications Public buildings Churches Palaces Villas Treatises Scamozzi, Maderno and their contemporaries Venice and the Veneto: Vincenzo Scamozzi The Spanish-ruled South The Rome of Della Porta and Maderno Some duchies and the Papal States North-western Italy Longhena, Cortona, Bernini and Borromini: the creation of the Baroque Epilogue Select Bibliography Sources of Illustrations
Summary: "The years from 1520 to 1630 were crucial to the development of Western architecture, but to reduce the transition from Michelangelo's 'licentious' New Sacristy in Florence to Borromini's innovative S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane to the label 'Mannerist' is coming to seem unduly simplistic. In this freshly researched and original study, Andrew Hopkins stresses the variety of ideas being tried out at this time in response to the changing demands of function, patronage, politics and local traditions, exploring a wide range of Italian buildings (including those outside the major centres), and introducing dozens of neglected architects whose works will come as a revelation. By 1630, a consensus had emerged and architecture took on a new dynamism that would soon conquer Italy, Europe and the New World: the Baroque."--Jacket
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Michelangelo and his contemporaries
Michelangelo
Michelangelo's contemporaries
North-eastern Italy
Papal Rome
Florence and the Medici
Genoa and Milan
Urbanism, building types and treatises
Urbanism and fortifications
Public buildings
Churches
Palaces
Villas
Treatises
Scamozzi, Maderno and their contemporaries
Venice and the Veneto: Vincenzo Scamozzi
The Spanish-ruled South
The Rome of Della Porta and Maderno
Some duchies and the Papal States
North-western Italy
Longhena, Cortona, Bernini and Borromini: the creation of the Baroque
Epilogue
Select Bibliography
Sources of Illustrations

"The years from 1520 to 1630 were crucial to the development of Western architecture, but to reduce the transition from Michelangelo's 'licentious' New Sacristy in Florence to Borromini's innovative S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane to the label 'Mannerist' is coming to seem unduly simplistic. In this freshly researched and original study, Andrew Hopkins stresses the variety of ideas being tried out at this time in response to the changing demands of function, patronage, politics and local traditions, exploring a wide range of Italian buildings (including those outside the major centres), and introducing dozens of neglected architects whose works will come as a revelation. By 1630, a consensus had emerged and architecture took on a new dynamism that would soon conquer Italy, Europe and the New World: the Baroque."--Jacket

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