The Emergence of Modern Architecture: A Documentary History, from 1000 to 1810

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Liane Lefaivre, Alexander Tzonis
Routledge, 2004 M07 31 - 552 pages
A cognitive history of the emergence of modern architecture. Cutting across disciplinarian and institutional divisions as we know them today, this book reconstructs developments within the framework of a cognitive history of the past. Modern is here taken to mean the radical re-thinking of architecture from the end of the tenth century in Europe to the end of the eighteenth century. Among the key debates that mark the period are those that oppose tradition to innovation, canon to discovery, geometrical formality to natural picturesqueness, the functional to the hedonistic.

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Contents

List of illustration sources xii
Pietro Bertelli Theatrum Urbium Italicarum 1599 14
late tenth century
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Francesco Giorgi or Zorzi Memorandum for S Francesco della
Philibert de IOrme New Inventions for Building Economically 131
CharlesAugustin dAviler Coursdarchitecture 1691 255
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach Entwurfeinerhistorischen Architecktur 1721 285
Robert Castell The Villas of the Ancients 293
John Searle Plan of Popes garden 1745 303
Epistle to Lord Burlington 300
CharlesEtienne Briseux Lart de bdtirles maisons decampagne 17431761 315
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Marc Antoine Laugier Eisai sitr architecture 1753 338

Giacomo Barozzio da Vignola Cinque Ordini 1563 159
Antonio Rusconi DellArchitettura 1590 160
i59i El Greco Domenico Theotocopoulos Marginalia to Daniele
Jaques Perret Des Fortifications et artifices architecture et perspective 1601 166167
Federigo Zuccaro The Idea of Painters Sculptors and Architects 168
Vincenzo Scamozzi DeII Idea dell architettura universale 1615 171
Ben Jonson Neptunes Triumph 175
Galileo Galilei Discorsi intomo a due nuove scienze 1638 187
published J D Cassini 198
Sir Christopher Wren Tracts on Architecture 203
Juan Caramuel de Lobkowitz Architectura Civil recta y obliqua 1678 223225
written Guarino Guarini Civil Architecture 226
Guarino Guarini Architectura Civil 1678 230231
Antoine Desgodetz Les Edifices antiques de Rome 1682 239
Antoine Desgodetz The Antique Buildings of Rome 236
Michel de Fremin A Critical Report on Architecture Containing the True
Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury Characteristics of Men Manners Opinions
Sir William Chambers Designs for Chinese Buildings 1757 349
Julien David Le Roy Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece 1758 361
Giovanni Battista Piranesi Carceri dinvenzione 1760 365
i78i Francesco Milizia Principles of Civil Architecture 428
composed AntoineChrysostome Quatremere de Quincy On Egyptian
Nicolas Caritat Marquis de Condorcet Report on Hospitals 442
Jacques Rene Tenon Reports on the Hospitals of Paris 456
Richard Elsam Essay on Rural Architecture 476
ClaudeNicolas Ledoux Concerning Architecture Seen From the Point
Illustration
CharlesFrancois Viel On the Impotence of Mathematics to Insure
Bibliography and references 502
Poliphili 77
Francis Bacon On Building The Essays 180
Index 526
Sir Christopher Wren Surveyors Report on the Condition ofSt Pauls
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