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Profile of a Thirteenth-Century Papal Palace

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  • Date Published: May 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2006
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521482004

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  • Gary Radke here examines the form, function, style, and historical significance of one of the most remarkable structures created in Italy during the thirteenth century. Providing an in-depth analysis of the palace's place in architectural history, Gary Radke also analyses the social history of the building, demonstrating how Viterbo's civic leaders were able to attract the popes to their city and how local builders accommodated papal taste, needs, and sensibilities. He reveals, moreover, how the building served the converging interest of the popes, the papal bureaucracy, and the local citizens. A detailed catalogue, measured drawings, and graphic reconstructions provide an archaeological analysis of the entire structure.

    • Highly detailed plans and elevations of all aspects of the palace
    • Reconstruction drawings of the structure as it grew from a bishop's palace to a rambling papal complex
    • In-depth analysis of the building's restorations as well as construction
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521482004
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 186 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • contains: 186 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2006
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Narrative Text: Introduction
    1. Veterbo, Rome and the Popes
    2. Building the papal palace
    3. Form and function
    4. Stylistic context and significance
    Part II. Structural Catalogue:
    5. A scheme for dating masonry in Viterbo
    6. Archaeological analysis of the Palazzo dei Papi
    7. Renovations and restorations

  • Author

    Gary M. Radke, Syracuse University, New York

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