Building Renaissance Venice
Patrons, Architects, and Builders
By (author) Richard J. Goy
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Building Renaissance Venice by Richard J. Goy
Book DescriptionThis book brings to life the story of the construction of some of the most outstanding early Renaissance buildings in Venice. Through a series of individual case studies, Richard J. Goy explores how and why great buildings came to be built during the years from 1430 to 1500. He addresses the practical issues of constructing such buildings as the Torre dell'Orologio in Piazza San Marco, the Porta della Carta at the Palazzo Ducale, the Arsenale Gate, and the churches of Santa Maria della Carita and San Zaccaria, focusing particular attention on the process of patronage. The book is the first to trace the complete process of creating important buildings, from the earliest conception in the minds of the patrons - the Venetian state or other institutional patrons - through the choice of architect, the employment of craftsmen, the selection of materials, and the working conditions on the site. In an interesting analysis of the participants' roles, Goy highlights the emerging importance of the superintending master, the protomaestro.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300112924
(280mm x 220mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard J. Goy
House of Gold, Paperback (February 2011)
This 1993 book tells the history of the building of the C... d'Oro, or 'House of Gold', over a period of nearly twenty years.
Venetian Vernacular Architecture, Paperback (June 2010)
This study provides an authoritative account of the villages of the Venetian lagoon's architectural style and development.
Venice, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by Richard J. Goy
A guide to Venice's piazzas, palazzos, basilicas, and other architectural points of interest, as well as pertinent historical details regarding the city's unique urban environment. It covers not only the city's most admired architectural sites but also its lesser-known gems. It features maps that accompany various walking tours.
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Author Biography - Richard J. Goy
Richard J. Goy is project director, Devereux Architects Ltd., London, and a leading historian of Venetian architecture
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