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Description - The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance by Alina A. Payne

Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture 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. 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.

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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

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