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Architectural invention in Renaissance Rome : artists, humanists, and the planning of Raphael's Villa Madama / Yvonne Elet.

Author/creator Elet, Yvonne author.
Other author/creatorSperulo, Francesco, active 15th-16th century.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Descriptionxxv, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents Introduction. The nature of invention, in word and image; 1. Reviving the corpse; 2. Writing architecture; 3. Sperulo's vision; 4. Encomia of the unbuilt; 5. Metastructures of word and image; 6. Dynamic design; Conclusion. Building with mortar and verse.
Abstract "Humanist collaborators also contributed to the development of visual projects in many ways. That they served as advisors and propagandists is well known, but we have scant knowledge of exactly how they worked with artists, and especially with architects. How did their ideas make their way into form? The role of the humanist advisor has been studied primarily in respect to the representational media of painting and sculpture, focusing on so-called iconographic programs or inventions; but their role in architectural projects is much less understood"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN9781107130524 hardback
ISBN1107130522 hardback

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