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Italian Architecture By Andrew Hopkins

Italian Architecture
by Andrew Hopkins

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An authoritative account of Italian architecture from 1520 to 1630, a crucial period, between High Renaissance and Baroque, of experiment, diversity and bold initiatives that cannot be expressed by a single label. It includes such names as Palladio, Vignola, Sansovino, Scamozzi and Longhena.
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Italian Architecture: From Michelangelo to Borromini by Andrew Hopkins

The years from 1520 to 1630 were crucial to the development of Western architecture, but to reduce the transition from Michelangelo's 'licentious' New Sacristy in Florence to Borromini's innovative S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane to the label 'mannerist' is coming to seem simplistic.

In this freshly researched and original study, Andrew Hopkins stresses the variety of ideas being tried out at this time in response to the changing demands of function, patronage, politics and local traditions, exploring a wide range of Italian buildings (including those outside the major centres), and introducing dozens of neglected architects whose works will come as a revelation.

By 1630, a consensus had emerged and architecture took on a new dynamism that would soon conquer Italy, Europe and the New World: the Baroque.

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'Absorbing ... rich in practical insights ... the photographs are magnificent' - Independent

About Andrew Hopkins

Andrew Hopkins has been associate professor of architectural history at the University of L'Aquila since 2004.

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Italian Architecture: From Michelangelo to Borromini by Andrew Hopkins
Andrew Hopkins
World of Art
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
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