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Venice and the Renaissance : Venice and the Renaissance - Manfredo Tafuri

Venice and the Renaissance

Venice and the Renaissance

By: Manfredo Tafuri, Jessica Levine (Translator)

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Published: 3rd May 1995
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Pursuing the intersections of Venetian culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the first decades of the seventeenth, Manfredo Tafuri develops a story crowded with characters and full of surprises. He engages the doges Andrea Gritti and Leonardo Dona; architects and artists Sansovino, Serlio, Palladio, and Scamozzi; and scientists Francesco Barozzi and Galileo. He records the battle that was fought for architecture as metaphor for absolute truth and good government, and contrasts these with the myths that inspired them.

"One of architecture's greatest living minds... Tafuri's example hasproved powerfully liberating for the historical imagination." HerbertMuschamp , New York Times "Tafuri is one of the most influential figures in architectural history of the Renaissance and modern periods today... The present book is a study of the process of decisionmaking about building and urban planning in Venice in the period 1490 1620, and of how that process affected the choice of designers and of styles. It could be called as much a work of cultural anthropology as of architectural history... "The approach is structuralist in the sense that it seeks to define common traits that pervade the diverse spheres of politics, religious policy, humanism, science and technology, and architecture and planning. "This is not simply a work about Venice's manmade physical environment, but an introduction to the Venetian Renaissance that is likely to be relevant to the work of any scholar concerned with the culture of that time." James Ackerman , Renaissance Quarterly (review of the Italian edition) "Tafuri is one of the most influential figures in architectural history ofthe Renaissance and modern periods today... This is not simply a work aboutVenice"s man-made physical environment, but an introduction to the VenetianRenaissance that is likely to be relevant to the work of any scholar concernedwith the culture of that time." James Ackerman , Renaissance Quarterly

Introduction
Memoria et Prudentia. Patrician Mentalities and res aedificatoriap. 1
Republican pietas, Neo-Byzantinism, and Humanism. San Salvador: A Temple in visceribus urbisp. 15
Vos enim estis templum Dei vivi. Religious Anxieties and Architecture from Venice to the Court of Marguerite de Navarrep. 51
The Scuole Grandip. 81
Science, Politics, and Architecture. Advancements and Resistance in Venice During the Sixteenth Centuryp. 103
A Theater, "a Fountain of Sil," and "a Shapeless Little Island with a Hill": A Project by Alvise Cornaro for the Restructuring of the Bacino of San Marcop. 139
Renewal and Crisis. The Debate on the Imago urbis between 1580 and the Interdictp. 161
Notesp. 197
Glossaryp. 281
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780262700542
ISBN-10: 0262700549
Series: Venice and the Renaissance
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 3rd May 1995
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Type: New edition