Borromini (Revised)

Borromini (Revised)

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  • Author: Anthony Blunt
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674079267
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 240

Studies the architectural development, styles, and forms of Borromini, noting the importance of geometry and the influence of such masters as Bernini and Michelangelo


Rome and The Guidebook Tradition

Rome and The Guidebook Tradition

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  • Author: Anna Blennow
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110615789
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 365

To this day, no comprehensive academic study of the development of guidebooks to Rome over time has been performed. This book treats the history of guidebooks to Rome from the Middle Ages up to the early twentieth century. It is based on the results of the interdisciplinary research project Topos and Topography, led by Anna Blennow and Stefano Fogelberg Rota. From the case studies performed within the project, it becomes evident that the guidebook as a phenomenon was formed in Rome during the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The elements and rhetorical strategies of guidebooks over time have shown to be surprisingly uniform, with three important points of development: a turn towards a more user-friendly structure from the seventeenth century and onward; the so-called ’Baedeker effect’ in the mid-nineteenth century; and the introduction of a personalized guiding voice in the first half of the twentieth century. Thus, the ‘guidebook tradition’ is an unusually consistent literary oeuvre, which also forms a warranty for the authority of every new guidebook. In this respect, the guidebook tradition is intimately associated with the city of Rome, with which it shares a constantly renovating yet eternally fixed nature.


Borromini and the Roman Oratory

Borromini and the Roman Oratory

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  • Author: Joseph Connors
  • Publisher: New York : Architectural History Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Architecture, Baroque
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 400


Space, Time and Architecture

Space, Time and Architecture

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  • Author: Sigfried Giedion
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674030478
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 960

A milestone in modern thought, Space, Time and Architecture has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941 and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition of Sigfried Giedion’s classic work, major sections have been added and there are 81 new illustrations. The chapters on leading contemporary architects have been greatly expanded. There is new material on the later development of Frank Lloyd Wright and the more recent buildings of Walter Gropius, particularly his American Embassy in Athens. In his discussion of Le Corbusier, Mr. Giedion provides detailed analyses of the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Le Corbusier’s only building in the United States, and his Priory of La Tourette near Lyons. There is a section on his relations with his clients and an assessment of his influence on contemporary architecture, including a description of the Le Corbusier Center in Zurich (designed just before his death), which houses his works of art. The chapters on Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto have been brought up to date with examples of their buildings in the sixties. There is an entirely new chapter on the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose work, as exemplified in his design for the Sydney Opera House, Mr. Giedion considers representative of post–World War II architectural concepts. A new essay, “Changing Notions of the City,” traces the evolution of the structure of the city throughout history and examines current attempts to deal with urban growth, as shown in the work of such architects as José Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Sert’s Peabody Terrace is discussed as an example of the interlocking of the collective and individual spheres. Finally, the conclusion has been enlarged to include a survey of the limits of the organic in architecture.


The Cultural Role of Architecture

The Cultural Role of Architecture

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  • Author: Paul Emmons
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415783402
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 228

Exploring the ambiguities of how we define the word 'culture' in our global society, this book identifies its imprint on architectural ideas. It examines the historical role of the cultural in architectural production and expression, looking at meaning and communication, tracing the formations of cultural identities. Chapters written by international academics in history, theory and philosophy of architecture, examine how different modes of representation throughout history have drawn profound meanings from cultural practices and beliefs. These are as diverse as the designs they inspire and include religious, mythic, poetic, political, and philosophical references.


An Encyclopædia of Architecture ... Revised, with Alterations and Considerable Additions by W. Papworth. New Edition

An Encyclopædia of Architecture ... Revised, with Alterations and Considerable Additions by W. Papworth. New Edition

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  • Author: Joseph GWILT
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 1424


The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980

The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980

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  • Author: Andrew Leach
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317040600
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 296

In his landmark volume Space, Time and Architecture, Sigfried Giedion paired images of two iconic spirals: Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International and Borromini’s dome for Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza. The values shared between the baroque age and the modern were thus encapsulated on a single page spread. As Giedion put it, writing of Sant’Ivo, Borromini accomplished 'the movement of the whole pattern [...] from the ground to the lantern, without entirely ending even there.' And yet he merely 'groped' towards that which could 'be completely effected' in modern architecture-achieving 'the transition between inner and outer space.' The intellectual debt of modern architecture to modernist historians who were ostensibly preoccupied with the art and architecture of earlier epochs is now widely acknowledged. This volume extends this work by contributing to the dual projects of the intellectual history of modern architecture and the history of architectural historiography. It considers the varied ways that historians of art and architecture have historicized modern architecture through its interaction with the baroque: a term of contested historical and conceptual significance that has often seemed to shadow a greater contest over the historicity of modernism. Presenting research by an international community of scholars, this book explores through a series of cross sections the traffic of ideas between practice and history that has shaped modern architecture and the academic discipline of architectural history across the long twentieth century. The editors use the historiography of the baroque as a lens through which to follow the path of modern ideas that draw authority from history. In doing so, the volume defines a role for the baroque in the history of architectural historiography and in the history of modern architectural culture.


The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini

The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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  • Author: Domenico Bernini
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271037490
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 482

"A critical translation of the unabridged Italian text of Domenico Bernini's biography of his father, seventeenth-century sculptor, architect, painter, and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Includes commentary on the author's data and interpretations, contrasting them with other contemporary primary sources and recent scholarship"--Provided by publisher.


Art Books

Art Books

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  • Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134830343
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 568

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Basilica of Saint John Lateran to 1600

The Basilica of Saint John Lateran to 1600

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  • Author: L. Bosman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108839762
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 600

The first inter-disciplinary study to examine the construction and development of the world's first cathedral from its origins to 1600.