Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance by Alina A. Payne
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance
By Alina A. Payne

The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance

Architectural Invention, Ornament and Literary Culture

By (author) See other recent books by Alina A. Payne
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $195.00
Your Price: $175.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $19.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.78 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance by Alina A. Payne

Book Description

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. Offering theoretical and practical solutions to a wide variety of architectural issues, this treatise did not, however, address all of the questions that were of concern to early modern architects. Originally published in 1999, 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.

Buy Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance book by Alina A. Payne from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521622660
ISBN-10: 0521622662
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 21mm)
Pages: 362
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Alina A. Payne

Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance by Alina A. Payne Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance, Paperback (October 2010)

A 1999 analysis of the significance of the architectural treatise in Renaissance Italy.

» View all books by Alina A. Payne

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance book by Alina A. Payne and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Alina A. Payne close
Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance by Alina A. Payne
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close