BEYOND BEAUTY: RE-EXAMINING ARCHITECTURAL PROPORTION THROUGH THE BASILICA OF SAN LORENZO IN FLORENCE

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Publication Date: 
March 1, 2014
Format: 
Paperback
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Trim Size: 
9.8in. x 7.9in. x 0.9in.
ISBN: 
9788831716437
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About This Item: 
The magic of early Renaissance architecture. The notion that numerical proportional systems contribute to the serene, orderly appearance of the basilica of San Lorenzo has long stood as a virtual axiom of architectural history. In this book, Cohen challenges this and many other long-standing preconceptions about proportional systems in the history of architecture. Using Brunelleschi's basilicas of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito as case studies, the author presents a detailed analysis of his comprehensive measurements of these buildings, which he recorded from scaffolding, meticulous observations of the built fabric, and a variety of documentary sources. This book presents a rigorous new approach to an important but little studied area of architectural history and is essential reading for anyone interested in medieval and Renaissance architecture.
Publisher: 
Marsilio Editori
$45.00
Binding: 
PB

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