The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid

The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid

by Jesus Escobar
     
 

ISBN-10: 052181507X

ISBN-13: 9780521815079

Pub. Date: 11/27/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jesús Escobar's examination of the transformation of Madrid (from a secondary market town to the capital of the worldwide Spanish Hapsburg empire) focuses on the planning and building of Madrid's principal public monument, the Plaza Mayor. It is based on the analysis of archival documents and architectural drawings, as well as the surviving fabric of the

Overview

Jesús Escobar's examination of the transformation of Madrid (from a secondary market town to the capital of the worldwide Spanish Hapsburg empire) focuses on the planning and building of Madrid's principal public monument, the Plaza Mayor. It is based on the analysis of archival documents and architectural drawings, as well as the surviving fabric of the city itself. Escobar demonstrates how the development of the city square and its surroundings reflects the bureaucratic nature of the government that chose Madrid in 1561 to serve as the capital of Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521815079
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/27/2003
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Madrid, town and court; 2. Architecture and bureaucracy; 3. Sixteenth-century initiatives; 4. The panadería and its impact; 5. Seventeenth-century reforms; 6. The plaza mayor as political symbol.

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