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Interpreting the Renaissance : princes, cities, architects

Author: Manfredo Tafuri
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, ©2006.
Series: Harvard University Graduate School of Design series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Manfredo Tafuri (1935-1994) is acknowledged as one of Italy's most influential architectural historians. In his final work, Interpreting the Renaissance, published here in English for the first time, Tafuri analyzes Renaissance architecture from a variety of perspectives, exploring questions that occupied him for over thirty years: What theoretical terms were used to describe the humanist analogy between  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manfredo Tafuri
ISBN: 9780300111583 0300111584
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
OCLC Number: 63125937
Awards: Winner of RIBA International Book Awards: The Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture 2007
Description: xxxi, 408 pages, [128] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: A search for paradigms: project, truth, artifice --
Cives esse non licere: Nicholas V and Leon Battista Alberti --
Princes, cities, architects --
Jugum meum suave est: architecture and myth in the era of Leo X --
Roma coda mundi: the sack of Rome: rupture and continuity --
The Granada of Charles V: palace and mausoleum --
Venetian epilogue: Jacopo Sansovino from inventio to consuetudo.
Series Title: Harvard University Graduate School of Design series.
Other Titles: Ricerca del Rinascimento.
Responsibility: Manfredo Tafuri ; translated Daniel Sherer ; foreword by K. Micchael Hays.

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Analyses Renaissance architecture from a variety of perspectives, exploring questions such as what theoretical terms were used to describe the humanist analogy between architecture and language. This  Read more...
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