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Item Number: 109310
Title: The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance: Architectural Invention, Ornament and Literary Culture
Author: Payne, Alina A
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ISBN: 9780521178235
Description: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 26cm., pbk., 343pp., 88 illus. Paperback reprint of 1999 edition. Publisher's summary : 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.

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