Urban Development in Renaissance Italy by Paul N. Balchin
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Urban Development in Renaissance Italy
By Paul N. Balchin

Urban Development in Renaissance Italy

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Urban Development in Renaissance Italy by Paul N. Balchin

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Providing a comprehensive account of one of the most formative historical periods, this book uniquely describes Renaissance architecture as the physical manifestation of economic, social and political change. Shifts in architectural style and design are described in parallel with Italy's economic and demographic growth, external and internal conflict and the evolution of urban and regional government. Urban Development in Renaissance Italy covers the full extent of the Renaissance period, charting the era's medieval roots and its transformation into Mannerist and Baroque tendencies. Encompassing Palermo and Naples, the book fully covers northern, central and southern Italy, surpassing the conventional literature that tends to focus solely on northern Italy. Transforming medieval towns into city states, Renaissance governments invested heavily in developing the built environment to create a sense of awe and civic pride; while aristocratic dynasties, bankers and merchants commissioned sumptuous properties as a means of expressing their wealth and position in society; and holy orders built imposing churches to extend their influence. Architecture and planning, it is argued by Dr Paul Balchin provided a clear and significant path to political and economic power. It is within this context that the centre of political and economic gravity shifted over time within Italy from the republic of Venice in the 14th century to Medici Florence in the 15th century, and on to Papal Rome in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470031544
ISBN-10: 0470031549
Format: Hardback
(226mm x 180mm x 37mm)
Pages: 508
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Paul N. Balchin

Urban Development in Renaissance Italy by Paul N. Balchin Urban Development in Renaissance Italy, Paperback (April 2008)

Reinterprets the underlying causes and effects of architecture and town planning in urban Italy during one of the country's most vibrant and celebrated periods. It puts economic and political influences at center stage rather than artistic inspiration or nostalgia for the classical past.

Housing Policy in the United States by Paul N. Balchin Housing Policy in the United States, Hardback (May 2002)

Housing Policy: An Introduction, has been completely revised for its fourth edition. Describing and explaining policies, as well as analysing recent changes, this book provides an accessible introduction to housing policy.

Urban Economics by Paul N. Balchin Urban Economics, Paperback (October 2000)

The purpose of this book is to provide a key text on urban economics in a global context, with themes of urban economics urban growth, housing, property investment and development. Approaches to these themes taken in different regions of the world are introduced and exemplified.

Housing Policy in Britain by Paul N. Balchin Housing Policy in Britain, Paperback (September 1996)

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the economic, political and social issues of housing across the continent. The changing policy and practice of housing in fifteen countries from across Northern, Western, Southern and Central Europe are described, analysed and compared.

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Author Biography - Paul N. Balchin

Dr Paul Balchin is former Reader in Urban Economics at the University of Greenwich and Visiting Lecturer in European Town Planning at Kingston University. Published widely, he is author and co-author of several books on different aspects of the built environment, including publications on planning in the European Union.

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