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"Professor Wittkower's....studies of humanist architecture aremasterpieces of scholarship."-Sir Kenneth Clark, ArchitecturalReview.
A fourth edition of the forty-year-old classic.
Focusing on the principal architects of that time-from Alberti toPalladio-this bestselling classic explains the true significance ofcertain architectural forms, bringing to light the connectionsbetween the architecture and culture of the period. Withpublication scheduled to coincide with that of Architectonics ofHumanism, this important reference is superbly reproduced in a new,large square format.
The late RUDOLF WITTKOWER was a college professor and eminentscholar residing in London, England.
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 ClassicalArchitecture.
PRINCIPLES OF PALLADIO'S ARCHITECTURE.
The Architect as 'uomo universale': Palladio, Trissino andBarbaro.
Palladio's Geometry: The Villas.
Palladio and Classical Architecture: Palaces and PublicBuildings.
The Genesis of an Idea: Palladio's Church Façades.
Palladio's Optical and Psychological Concepts: II Redentore.
THE PROBLEM OF HARMONIC PROPORTION IN ARCHITECTURE.
Francesco Giorgi's Platonic Programme for S. Francesco dellaVigna.
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 MusicalTheory.
The Break-away from the Laws of Harmonic PorportionArchitecture.