The Resource The architectural treatise in the Italian Renaissance : architectural invention, ornament, and literary culture, Alina A. Payne

The architectural treatise in the Italian Renaissance : architectural invention, ornament, and literary culture, Alina A. Payne

Label
The architectural treatise in the Italian Renaissance : architectural invention, ornament, and literary culture
Title
The architectural treatise in the Italian Renaissance
Title remainder
architectural invention, ornament, and literary culture
Statement of responsibility
Alina A. Payne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vitruvius's Ten Books of Architecture, the only architectural treatise to have survived from antiquity, was the fountainhead of architectural theory in the Italian Renaissance. This study examines the Italian Renaissance architect's efforts to negotiate between imitation and reinvention of classicism. Through a close reading of Vitruvius and texts written during the period 1400-1600, Alina Payne identifies ornament as the central issue around which much of this debate focused. Ornament, she argues, facilitated a dialogue across disciplines and invited exchanges with literary and rhetorical practices. Payne's study also highlights the place of the architectural treatise in the text-based culture of the period and of architectural discourse in Renaissance thought
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 720/.945/09024
  • 720.94509024
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2515
LC item number
.P39 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The architectural treatise in the Italian Renaissance : architectural invention, ornament, and literary culture, Alina A. Payne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-328) and index
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  • fro
Contents
Pt. I. Texts, Ruins, and Academies. Ch. 1. Of License and Archaeology. Ch. 2. Vitruvius. Ch. 3. Literary Grids and Artistic Intersections. Ch. 4. Alberti. Ch. 5. Francesco di Giorgio Martini -- Pt. II. La Questione Del Ornamento. Ch. 6. Serlio and the Theoretization of Ornament. Ch. 7. Spini and Architectural Imitatio. Ch. 8. Palladio and the Aesthetics of Necessita. Ch. 9. Scamozzi and Gesamttheorie
Control code
000013923143
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 343 p.
Isbn
9780521622660
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
98025694
Other physical details
ill.
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.b2165847x
System control number
lt2165847x

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