Architecture in Italy 1500-1600

Wolfgang Lotz; Revised and with an Introduction by Deborah Howard

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November 29, 1995
214 pages, 9 x 11
202 b/w + 75 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300064698

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This classic work presents a survey of Italian Renaissance architecture in the Cinquecento. It discusses the work of Bramante, Giulio Romano, Michelangelo, and Palladio, among others, as well as the various centers of architectural activity throughout Italy. This book was first published in 1974 as part two of a volume entitled Architecture in Italy, 1400-1600. Part one, by Ludwig Heydenreich, is being reissued as a separate volume. Lotz`s text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and updated bibliography by Deborah Howard, who assesses Lotz`s standing as an architectural historian and surveys the developments in the discipline and the new material published since the first edition.

Wolfgang Lotz was director of the Bibliotheca Hertziana at the Max-Planck Institut in Rome. Deborah Howard is a fellow of St John`s College Cambridge and librarian of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge.

"Essentially what we have is a glamorous reprint of a classic text, with an extremely useful introduction to each volume setting out important new approaches and research undertaken in the twenty years since the book was published, together with an additional up-to-date bibliography, which means it still remains the best account of the subject."—Andrew Hopkins, Sixteenth Century Journal

"The most comprehensive and reliable introduction to Italian Renaissance architecture....Both authors write with a rare lucidity and lack of pretension about spatial effects in architecture."—Times Literary Supplement

"A definitive guide to the phenomenal architecture of Italy 1400-1600."—The Architect

"Everyone from the advanced undergraduate to scholars following Lotz's footsteps will benefit from an introduction to a kind of history that fewer and fewer scholars now practice with conviction."—Leon Satkowski, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

"This new edition with its new format is welcome, and should be acknowledged for introducing this brilliant book to a new generation. . . . Wolfgang Lotz's book is both a monument and an inspiration to all who are engaged in this task."—Fred Scott, Architectual Association

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