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Palladio s Venice: Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic (Hardback)

Tracy E. Cooper

Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2006
ISBN 10: 0300105827 / ISBN 13: 9780300105827
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Titre : Palladio s Venice: Architecture and Society ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Celebrated Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508--1580) devoted much of his career to the city of Venice. Famous for public buildings he had designed in his native Vicenza and country villas he had built for wealthy patricians there, he arrived in Venice in the mid- 1550s confident of establishing a successful new practice. Yet Palladio s Venetian career never matched his lofty expectations. Failing to achieve the position of state architect or to earn the kinds of commissions to which he was accustomed, he found himself working in a category new to his practice: ecclesiastical architecture. It was his stunning churches, however, including San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore, that established Palladio s lasting renown. In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Tracy E. Cooper organizes Palladio s work in Venice according to different types of patrons. She discusses his major monuments as well as less well-known work for charitable foundations, convents, triumphal processions, and the rebuilding of the Ducal Palace. She tells the compelling story of an established architect breaking into a new market and of a Renaissance city in the midst of sweeping change. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300105827

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Synopsis : One of the major figures of Western architecture, the celebrated Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), devoted a significant portion of his career to the city of Venice. He had arrived in the mid-1550s intent on establishing a successful practice. The fame of public buildings he had designed for his native Vicenza, as well as country villas built for wealthy Vicentine and Venetian patricians, had established a reputation that preceded him to Venice. His prior engagement with the academic circles of Vicenza and Padua had introduced him to Venetian humanists who formed a network of patronage instrumental to his entry into the capital. It was these scholars' study of ancient Rome and classical learning, as well as new scientific methodologies, that infused his own theory and practice of architecture. Palladio's Venetian career, however, was never to match his lofty expectations. He was never to operate from the official position of state architect, as did his predecessor and rival, Jacopo Sansovino, and instead of specialising in grand palaces for private clients, he found himself working in a category new to his practice: ecclesiastical architecture. It would be these stunning churches, however, epitomes of Renaissance architectural design such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore, that would establish his lasting renown. In spite of the significant role Venice played in the architect's reputation, this has never before been the subject of a monographic study. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book takes an innovative approach to Palladio's work. Not only does the book cover his major monuments, but less well-known work for charitable foundations, convents, expert engineering advice, designs for triumphal processions, and his part in rebuilding the Ducal Palace. Furthermore, Palladio's architecture is considered in concordance with its contemporary decoration, providing a relevant art historical and cultural context for the Venice of Titian, Sansovino, Veronese, and Tintoretto.

Synopsis: Celebrated Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508--1580) devoted much of his career to the city of Venice. Famous for public buildings he had designed in his native Vicenza and country villas he had built for wealthy patricians there, he arrived in Venice in the mid- 1550s confident of establishing a successful new practice. Yet Palladio's Venetian career never matched his lofty expectations. Failing to achieve the position of state architect or to earn the kinds of commissions to which he was accustomed, he found himself working in a category new to his practice: ecclesiastical architecture. It was his stunning churches, however, including San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore, that established Palladio's lasting renown. In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Tracy E. Cooper organizes Palladio's work in Venice according to different types of patrons. She discusses his major monuments as well as less well-known work for charitable foundations, convents, triumphal processions, and the rebuilding of the Ducal Palace. She tells the compelling story of an established architect breaking into a new market and of a Renaissance city in the midst of sweeping change.

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