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Architectural Principles In The Age Of Humanism
     

Architectural Principles In The Age Of Humanism

by Rudolph Wittkower
 

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Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,’ and this defines Wittkower’s intention in a nutshell.
A brief examination of the theory and practice of Renaissance architecture that draws

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Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,’ and this defines Wittkower’s intention in a nutshell.
A brief examination of the theory and practice of Renaissance architecture that draws attention to the values underlying this style

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The latest revision in ten years of what has become a classic elucidation of the connections between the architecture and the culture of the Renaissance. First published in 1949 as volume 19 of the . The 50-year commemorative edition integrates the illustrations with the text and includes an edited selection of lectures by Wittkower (b. 1901), who removed from Germany to London ahead of the Nazis and became active in the Warburn Institute. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393005998
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1971
Series:
Academy Editions Series
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
1,287,280
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971), a leading authority on the art and architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, was born in Berlin and received his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1923.

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