This book offers an analysis of Giotto's painted architecture, focusing on issues of structural logic, clarity of composition, and its role within the narrative of the painting. Francesco Benelli shows how Giotto's images of fictive buildings, as well as portraits of well-known monuments, play an important role in the overall narrative, iconography, and meaning of his works. The conventions established by Giotto remained at the heart of early modern Italian painting until the sixteenth century.
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An illustrated introduction to traditional Chinese dwellings, considering their architecture, environmental setting and lifestyles of those inhabiting these distinctive homes.
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In this book, a distinguished team of authors explores the way space, place, architecture, memory, and ritual interact to construct sacred experience in ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures. Collectively they demonstrate that architecture and its setting participated as active agents in the ritual process. Architecture did not merely host events; rather, it magnified and elevated them, interacting with rituals and facilitating the construction of ceremony.
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St. Peter's in the Vatican, has a long and turbulent history. First constructed in the fourth century to honor the tomb of St. Peter, the Early Christian edifice was gradually torn down and replaced by the new structure now in place. The history of the design and construction of this new building spans several centuries and involved several of the most brilliant architects, including Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, of the early modern period. This volume presents an overview of St. Peter's history from the late antique period to the twentieth century.
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