The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid by Jesús EscobarThe Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid by Jesús Escobar

The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid

byJesús Escobar

Paperback | May 7, 2009

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Jesús Escobar's examination of the transformation of Madrid (from a secondary market town to the capital of the worldwide Spanish Hapsburg empire) focuses on the planning and building of Madrid's principal public monument, the Plaza Mayor. It is based on the analysis of archival documents and architectural drawings, as well as the surviving fabric of the city itself. Escobar demonstrates how the development of the city square and its surroundings reflects the bureaucratic nature of the government that chose Madrid in 1561 to serve as the capital of Spain.
Title:The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque MadridFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.79 inPublished:May 7, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521111536

ISBN - 13:9780521111539

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Table of Contents

1. Madrid, town and court; 2. Architecture and bureaucracy; 3. Sixteenth-century initiatives; 4. The panadería and its impact; 5. Seventeenth-century reforms; 6. The plaza mayor as political symbol.

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