Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

ISBN-10: 0393005992

ISBN-13: 9780393005998

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rudolf Wittkower

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"Professor Wittkower's....studies of humanist architecture are masterpieces of scholarship."-Sir Kenneth Clark, Architectural Review. A fourth edition of the forty-year-old classic. Focusing on the principal architects of that time-from Alberti to Palladio-this bestselling classic explains the true significance of certain architectural forms, bringing to light the connections between the architecture and culture of the period. With publication scheduled to coincide with that of Architectonics of Humanism, this important reference is superbly reproduced in a new, large square format. The late RUDOLF WITTKOWER was a college professor and eminent scholar residing in London, England.
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List price: $18.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1971
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Centrally Planned Church and the Renaissance
Alberti's Programme of the Ideal Churchp. 16
Centralized Churches in Later Architectural Theoryp. 22
Building Practice: S. Maria delle Carcerip. 29
Bramante and Palladiop. 31
The Religious Symbolism of Centrally Planned Churchesp. 38
Alberti's Approach to Antiquity in Architecture
The Column in Alberti's Theory and Practicep. 41
S. Francesco at Riminip. 43
S. Maria Novellap. 47
S. Sebastiano and S. Andrea at Mantuap. 51
The Change in Alberti's Interpretation of Classical Architecturep. 59
Principles of Palladio's Architecture
The Architect as 'uomo universale': Palladio, Trissino and Barbarop. 60
Palladio's Geometry: The Villasp. 67
Palladio and Classical Architecture: Palaces and Public Buildingsp. 75
The Genesis of an Idea: Palladio's Church Facadesp. 89
Palladio's Optical and Psychological Concepts: Il Redentorep. 97
The Problem of Harmonic Proportion in Architecture
Francesco Giorgi's Platonic Programme for S. Francesco della Vignap. 104
The Mean Proportionals and Architecturep. 107
Alberti's 'Generation' of Ratiosp. 111
Musical Consonances and the Visual Artsp. 113
Palladio's 'fugal' System of Proportionp. 119
Palladio's Ratios and the Development of Sixteenth-Century Musical Theoryp. 123
The Break-away from the Laws of Harmonic Proportion in Architecturep. 130
Francesco Giorgi's Memorandum for S. Francesco della Vignap. 138
The Problem of the Commensurability of Ratios in the Renaissancep. 140
Bibliographical Notes on the Theory of Proportionp. 142
Proportion in Art and Architecture: an amalgamation of previously unpublished lectures by Professor Wittkower
The Need for Orderp. 145
Origins of Western Proportional Systemsp. 147
Geometry and Mediaeval Proportionsp. 150
Renaissance Proportions and Commensurabilityp. 152
Post-Renaissance Proportioning--Dilemmas and Possibilitiesp. 154
Indexp. 156
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