The Italian Renaissance Palace Facade: Structures of Authority, Surfaces of Sense

The Italian Renaissance Palace Facade: Structures of Authority, Surfaces of Sense

by Charles Burroughs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521109736

ISBN-13: 9780521109734

Pub. Date: 04/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The architectural facade -- a crucial and ubiquitous element of traditional cityscapes -- addresses and enhances the space of the city, while displaying or dissembling interior arrangements. Burroughs traces the development of the Italian Renaissance palace facade as a cultural, architectural and spatial phenomenon, and as a new way of setting a limit to and defining…  See more details below

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The architectural facade -- a crucial and ubiquitous element of traditional cityscapes -- addresses and enhances the space of the city, while displaying or dissembling interior arrangements. Burroughs traces the development of the Italian Renaissance palace facade as a cultural, architectural and spatial phenomenon, and as a new way of setting a limit to and defining a private sphere. He draws on literary evidence and analyses of significant Renaissance buildings, noting the paucity of explicit discussion of the theme in an era of extensive architectural publishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521109734
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Series:
Res Monographs in Anthropology and Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction;
1. The forked road to modernity: ambiguities of the Renaissance facade;
2. Domestic architecture and Boccaccian drama: court and city in Florentine culture;
3. Between opacity and rhetoric: the facade in Trecento Florence;
4. The facade in question: Brunelleschi;
5. The bones of grammar and the rhetoric of flesh;
6. Setting and subject: the city of presences and the street as stage;
7. Bramante and the emblematic facade;
8. Facades on parade: architecture between court and city;
9. From street to territory: projections of the urban facade;
Notes;
Bibliography;
Index.

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