The Resource Architecture in the culture of early humanism : ethics, aesthetics, and eloquence, 1400-1470, Christine Smith

Architecture in the culture of early humanism : ethics, aesthetics, and eloquence, 1400-1470, Christine Smith

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Architecture in the culture of early humanism : ethics, aesthetics, and eloquence, 1400-1470
Title
Architecture in the culture of early humanism
Title remainder
ethics, aesthetics, and eloquence, 1400-1470
Statement of responsibility
Christine Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The impact of early Italian Humanism on the development of Quattrocentro architecture has received much attention in recent years. Providing the foundation for the re-evaluation of architectural principles in the age of Humanism, Christine Smith focuses on the ways that works of architecture or architectural imagery became important vehicles for the expression of the Humanists' ethical, political, and cultural concerns. Smith looks at the writings of the Humanists and investigates what they believed was important in the "built environment. Since the Humanists' accounts of architecture responded to other literary texts, she analyzes in detail their relations with specific Classical, medieval, and contemporary sources. Although few early Renaissance authors evinced much interest in architectural style as we understand it today, the early Humanists frequently used architectural imagery in order to make moral discussion more vivid. In Humanist thought, buildings also served as evidence for the cultural status of their times and for the dignity of humanity. They were seen as historical documents useful for evaluating the past and for transmitting the desired image of the present to the future. Smith organizes the essays around three themes: the use of architecture in ethical discourse, the critical criteria with which the early Humanists did and did not approach architectural experience, and the development of architectural description as it relates to the Renaissance recovery of eloquence. She also gives special attention to the importance of sensory experience in early Renaissance epistemology, the problem of the Middle Ages, and the contribution of Byzantium to early Humanist culture
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DLC
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Smith, Christine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA510
LC item number
.S65 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Architecture, Renaissance
  • Humanism
  • Architecture de la Renaissance
  • Humanisme en architecture
  • Architecture, Renaissance
  • Humanism
  • Ethiek
  • Bouwkunst
  • Retorica
  • Renaissance
  • Steden
  • Architecture de la Renaissance
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Architecture in the culture of early humanism : ethics, aesthetics, and eloquence, 1400-1470, Christine Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Profugiorum ab aerumna libri III : architectural allegories of virtue in a dialogue by Leon Battista Alberti -- Originality and cultural progress : Brunelleschi's dome and a letter by Alberti -- Foul enormity or grandiose achievement? : the moral problem of size -- Norm versus innovation : the problem of the Middle Ages -- Alberti's description of Florence Cathedral as architectural criticism -- Varietas and the design of Pienza -- Byzantine learning and Renaissance eloquence -- Manuel Chrysoloras's Comparison of old and new Rome -- The recovery of eloquence and a problem in historiography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780195061284
Lccn
90020056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)22597050
Label
Architecture in the culture of early humanism : ethics, aesthetics, and eloquence, 1400-1470, Christine Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Profugiorum ab aerumna libri III : architectural allegories of virtue in a dialogue by Leon Battista Alberti -- Originality and cultural progress : Brunelleschi's dome and a letter by Alberti -- Foul enormity or grandiose achievement? : the moral problem of size -- Norm versus innovation : the problem of the Middle Ages -- Alberti's description of Florence Cathedral as architectural criticism -- Varietas and the design of Pienza -- Byzantine learning and Renaissance eloquence -- Manuel Chrysoloras's Comparison of old and new Rome -- The recovery of eloquence and a problem in historiography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780195061284
Lccn
90020056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)22597050

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