Vincenzo Scamozzi and the Chorography of Early Modern Architecture

Author: AnnMarie Borys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351537679

Category: Art

Page: 234

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The first English-language overview of the contributions to Renaissance architectural culture of northern Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616), this book introduces Anglophone architects and historians to a little-known figure from a period that is recognized as one of the most productive and influential in the Western architectural tradition. Ann Marie Borys presents Vincenzo Scamozzi as a traveler and an observer, the first Western architect to respond to the changing shape of the world in the Age of Discovery. Pointing out his familiarity with the expansion of knowledge in both natural history and geography, she highlights that his truly unique contribution was to make geography and cartography central to the knowledge of the architect. In so doing, she argues that he articulated the first fully realized theory of place. Showing how geographic thinking influences his output, Borys demonstrates that although Scamozzi's work was conceived within an established tradition, it was also influenced by major cultural changes occurring in the late 16th century.


Author: Gilbert Hess,Elena Agazzi,Elisabeth Decultot

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110194694

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 372

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Hardly any other 19th century political movement aroused such a fervid response from artists and publicists as Philhellenism, which came to full fruition in the course of the Greek struggle for liberation. The combination of classicistic and romantic ideals with political, esthetic, and religious motifs gave this movement a unique dynamism whose influence on art and culture can hardly be overestimated. This volume assembles the papers presented at an interdisciplinary symposium organized at the Villa Vigoni in 2006. They investigate the role of Philhellenism in the esthetic and cultural evolution of the modern image of Europe. The volume is the first in a series titled "Classicistic and Romantic Visions of Art."