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The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance
The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance Author:Peter Murray With 186 Illustrations — "Mr. Murray has produced a book that couples intellectual soundness with a highly readable literary style." -Library Journal — "Mr. Murray traces the course of the Italian Renaissance in a thoughtful and fascinating way.... The eight pages of Giulio Romano's Palazzo del Te in Mantua are... more » alone worth the price of the book." -Architectural Forum
"Until the appearance of this volume, no single, comprehensive book has been available dealing with the development of the art of building in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This book...is a delight to own." -Interior Design
Peter Murray guides the reader from the earliest revivals of the Roman style to the villas of Palladio and Vignola. Tracing the innovations of the brilliant architects who worked for ambitious and demanding patrons, he explains, for example, how Brunelleschi--solving a century-old problem--raised the great dome over the cathedral of Florence. What Brunelleschi began, Laberti, Bramante, Raphael, Romano, Michelangelo, Sansovino, an others continued: an eloquent composing of space by order and proportion. "They took space," said Berenson, "as the musician takes sound."
Dr. Peter Murray is the author of many books, among them Art of the Renaissance and Dictionary of Art and Artists.« less