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Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid

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ISBN-10: 052181507X

ISBN-13: 9780521815079

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jes�s Escobar

List price: $109.00
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Examines the transformation of Madrid from a secondary market town to the capital of the worldwide, Spanish Habsburg empire.
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 7.24" wide x 10.04" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Jes�s Escobar is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University and a specialist in the art, architecture, and urbanism of early modern Spain, Italy, and the Spanish world. His book The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid won the Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies and has been revised in a Spanish-language edition (Editorial Nerea, 2008). He is currently at work on a book project that examines architectural and urban interventions in seventeenth-century Madrid from a local and transatlantic perspective.

Madrid, town and court
Architecture and bureaucracy
Sixteenth-century initiatives
The panaderfa and its impact
Seventeenth-century reforms
The plaza mayor as political symbol