The Resource Florence : the city and its architecture, Richard Goy

Florence : the city and its architecture, Richard Goy

Label
Florence : the city and its architecture
Title
Florence
Title remainder
the city and its architecture
Statement of responsibility
Richard Goy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: This book offers a comprehensive account of the architecture of Florence, setting the city's extraordinarily beautiful buildings within the political, economic, and cultural contexts in which they were made. The rapid expansion of its banking interests and its wool and textile industries brought Florence prosperity, and it became, under Medici power, the heart of the European Renaissance, and the sponsor of pivotal architectural works. Stretching from the city's foundation by Julius Caesar in 59 BC to modern times, the text takes a thematic approach. It begins with a historical overview, then moves on to look at buildings associated with the powers of Church and State, followed by the practicalities of building and the main architectural types, ending with modern developments. Buildings covered range from the Duomo, with Brunelleschi's prodigious cupola, and the sprawling grandeur of the Palazzo Pitti, to neighborhood churches and elegant lesser known piazzas. Landmark modernist buildings include those by architect Pier Luigi Nervi. The extraordinary visual wealth of the city is reflected in specially commissioned photography, while original plans, maps and engravings by Florentine masters emphasize the historical context. In addition to a glossary of Italian terms and biographical notes on major figures, the book includes a foldout map with a key to the buildings discussed
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goy, Richard J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1121.F7
LC item number
G69 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Bouwkunst
  • Architektur
  • Bildband
  • Architettura
  • Architektur
  • Bildband
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italie)
  • Florence (Italie)
  • Florenz
  • Florence (Italie)
  • Florence (Italie)
  • Florenz
  • Florenz
  • Florenz
Label
Florence : the city and its architecture, Richard Goy
Instantiates
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
Introduction -- Part 1: City And Its History -- 1: Origins of the city -- 2: Maturing medieval city -- 3: Florence and the Medici -- 4: Florence under foreign rule -- Part 2: Nuclei Of Power -- 5: Church: Duomo and San Giovanni, spiritual heart of the city -- 6: Governments of Florence: from Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Pitti, the political axis -- Part 3: Architecture Of Florence -- 7: Men who built the city -- 8: Defense of the city -- 9: Social networks -- 10: Churches of Florence -- 11: Houses of Florence -- 12: Florentine Palazzi -- Part 4: Florence Since Unification -- 13: Form of the city in the modern era -- 14: Architecture of Florence since unification -- Postscript -- Notes on the text -- Biographical notes -- Map of the city -- Glossary of terms -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780714839110
Lccn
2002283705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49203877
  • (OCoLC)ocm49203877
Label
Florence : the city and its architecture, Richard Goy
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
Introduction -- Part 1: City And Its History -- 1: Origins of the city -- 2: Maturing medieval city -- 3: Florence and the Medici -- 4: Florence under foreign rule -- Part 2: Nuclei Of Power -- 5: Church: Duomo and San Giovanni, spiritual heart of the city -- 6: Governments of Florence: from Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Pitti, the political axis -- Part 3: Architecture Of Florence -- 7: Men who built the city -- 8: Defense of the city -- 9: Social networks -- 10: Churches of Florence -- 11: Houses of Florence -- 12: Florentine Palazzi -- Part 4: Florence Since Unification -- 13: Form of the city in the modern era -- 14: Architecture of Florence since unification -- Postscript -- Notes on the text -- Biographical notes -- Map of the city -- Glossary of terms -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780714839110
Lccn
2002283705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49203877
  • (OCoLC)ocm49203877

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