The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance: Architectural Invention, Ornament and Literary Culture by Alina A. PayneThe Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance: Architectural Invention, Ornament and Literary Culture by Alina A. Payne

The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance: Architectural Invention, Ornament and…

byAlina A. Payne

Paperback | April 14, 2011

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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.
Title:The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance: Architectural Invention, Ornament and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.75 inPublished:April 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521178231

ISBN - 13:9780521178235

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Table of Contents

1. Of archaeology and license; 2. Vitruvius; 3. Literary grids and artistic intersections; 4. Alberti; 5. Francesco di Giorgio Martini; 6. Serlio and the theoretization of ornament; 7. Spini and the Architectural Imitatio; 8. Palladio and Aesthetics Necessita; Scamozzi and Gesamttheorie.

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"...useful far beyond the more narrow study of Renaissance architecture. This is an important book." The Art Book