Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

by Rudolph Wittkower Ph.D.


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Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,’ and this defines Wittkower’s intention in a nutshell.

A brief examination of the theory and practice of Renaissance architecture that draws attention to the values underlying this style

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393005998
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/1971
Series: Academy Editions Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 471,704
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971), a leading authority on the art and architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, was born in Berlin and received his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1923.

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