The Italian Renaissance Palace Facade
Structures of Authority, Surfaces of Sense
By (author) Charles Burroughs
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Italian Renaissance Palace Facade by Charles Burroughs
Book DescriptionThe architectural facade addresses and enhances the space of the city, while displaying, or dissembling, interior arrangements. In this book, Charles Burroughs tracks the emergence of the facade in late medieval Florence and then follows the sharply diverging reactions of Renaissance architects to new demands and possibilities for representation in both residential and governmental contexts. Understanding the facade as an assemblage of elements of diverse character and origin, Burroughs explores the wide range of formal solutions available to architects and patrons. In the absence of explicit reflection on the facade in Renaissance architectural discourse, Burroughs notes the theoretical implications of certain celebrated designs, implying mediation on the nature of architecture itself and the society it serves and represents, as well as on the relationship between nature and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521624381
(253mm x 177mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A theoretical and anthropological study of the Italian Renaissance Palace in the sixteenth century.
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