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Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

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ISBN-10: 0471977632

ISBN-13: 9780471977636

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Rudolf Wittkower

List price: $90.00
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Published to coincide with the release of Architectonics of Humanism', this new edition offers definitive explanations of the significance of certain architectural forms, and reveals the limitations of an aesthetic theory of Renaissance architecture.
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Centrally Planned Church and the Renaissance
Alberti's Programme of the Ideal Church
Centralized Churches in Later Architectural Theory
Building Practice: S. Maria delle Carceri
Bramante and Palladio
The Religious Symbolism of Centrally Planned Churches
Alberti's Approach to Antiquity in Architecture
The Column in Alberti's Theory and Practice
S. Francesco at Rimini
S. Maria Novella
S. Sebastiano and S. Andrea at Mantua
The Change in Alberti's Interpretation of Classical Architecture
Principles of Palladio's Architecture
The Architect as 'uomo universale': Palladio, Trissino and Barbaro
Palladio's Geometry: The Villas
Palladio and Classical Architecture: Palaces and Public Buildings
The Genesis of an Idea: Palladio's Church Facades
Palladio's Optical and Psychological Concepts: Il Redentore
The Problem of Harmonic Proportion in Architecture
Francesco Giorgi's Platonic Programme for S. Francesco della Vigna
The Mean Proportionals and Architecture
Alberti's 'Generation' of Ratios
Musical Consonances and the Visual Arts
Palladio's 'fugal' System of Proportion
Palladio's Ratios and the Development of Sixteenth-Century Musical Theory
The Break-away from the Laws of Harmonic Proportion in Architecture
Francesco Giorgi's Memorandum for S. Francesco della Vigna
The Problem of the Commensurability of Ratios in the Renaissance
Bibliographical Notes on the Theory of Proportion
Proportion in Art and Architecture: an amalgamation of previously unpublished lectures by Professor Wittkower
The Need for Order
Origins of Western Proportional Systems
Geometry and Mediaeval Proportions
Renaissance Proportions and Commensurability
Post-Renaissance Proportioning--Dilemmas and Possibilities
Index