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House of Gold Building a Palace in Medieval Venice

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ISBN-10: 0521181348

ISBN-13: 9780521181341

Edition: 2010

Authors: Richard J. Goy

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary of terms
Sources and methodology
General introduction
Venice in the Early Quattrocento:
The economic and political background
The city in 1400
The medieval Venetian palace
The Contarini Casada:
The Contarini: a great patrician clan
Marin and his marriage
Antonio Contarini, an ambitious father
Contarini's business activities
A domestic interlude: family and servants 1426-1430
The new palace at Santa Sofia: motives and methods
First impressions: the plan, structure and appearance of the palace
Building in Medieval Venice:
The building trade guilds
The men who built the palace: an introduction
Building contracts and procedures
The stonemasons' yards
Technology on site
Daily life on site
The building industry: money, wages and standards of living
Building the Palace: The First Stage:
Building the palace: first records 1421
The appointment of Zane Bon
two master masons
Carpenters on site 1425-1426
The work of Matteo Raverti and his bottega 1425-1428
The Front Fa�ade:
The main fa�ade: its design and appearance
Zane Bon and the main fa�ade: the arcade to the quay
The work of Bon on the fa�ade up to 1429
Matteo Raverti and the fa�ade: the lower loggia
The upper logia
Building the quay and assembling the fa�ade I
Assembling the fa�ade II: a locum master builder and a master blacksmith
Completing the Fabric:
Building the upper walls 1429-1430: maestro Cristofolo
The carpenters: the Rosso bottega 1428-1431
The ancillary trades 1428-1430: terazer, fregador, pentor, intaiador
The final stages of building the palace: the last works of Bon
Antonio di Martini
Finishing touches:
The House of Gold: decorating the fa�ade 1431-1433
The last work of the stone masons: Rosso and Romanello after 1430
the last works of builders, carpenter and glaziers
The completed palace: the image and the cost
Marin Conatarini: the final chapter
Postscript: Contarini's succession
Conclusion:
Contarini's role
The legacy of the palace: its historical importance
The legacy of the C� d'Oro in the later work of Bartolomeo Bon
The after-life on the palace
Appendices
Select bibliography
Index