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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381757484343 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Icons of Renaissance Architecture by Alexander Markschies. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 144 pages. Publisher: Prestel; (2003). The Renaissance was aesthetically one of the most demanding and fascinating periods in the history of architecture. It developed out of Filippo Brunelleschi's Foundllings' Hospital in Florence and subsequently evolved into a pan-European phenomenon, the end of this period being marked by works by Carlo Maderno, Inigo Jones and Elias Holl. The style is based on rationality and clarity, the harmony of proportions and a balanced relationship between the individual and the whole. Influenced by Classical models, there was a growing awareness in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries that something new could be created, something new that could be compared to the art of the ancient world. As opposed to other works on Renaissance architecture, this publication does not focus solely on Italy with its buildings and urban areas in central and northern Italy and the palace architecture of Mantua and Urbino. The inclusion of the “Italian architectural model” in the buildings of other European countries is also treated in depth. Readers can relish in a delightfully varied and often surprising panorama of Renaissance architecture reaching out from Italy to Germany, France, England, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia. This volume captures the rediscovery of harmony in architecture throughout Europe by focusing on the most impressive buildings and describing this development in exquisite photographs, numerous drawings and explanatory texts, placing the buildings in their appropriate architectural, cultural and historical setting. Interesting details about patrons, a building's specific requirements, its function and the impression it was intended to make are also discussed. CONDITION: Light shelf wear, small scratches on dust jacket near spine, otherwise New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: The European Renaissance produced some of the world’s most stunning architecture. Classically inspired, precisely constructed arches, domes, pediments, and columns signaled a new appreciation of the human intellect. Following the rise of Renaissance architecture from its birthplace in Italy, this volume explores not only the dazzling structures of that country, but also the expansion of renaissance style throughout the continent. More than fifty buildings are presented in two-page spreads featuring brief essays, drawings, plans, and full-color photographs. This volume follows the development of country-specific features in the renaissance styles throughout Europe to illustrate how each culture integrated its unique history with Renaissance principles. From the medieval picturesque forms of Germanic cities to the inviting chateaux of the French countryside; from England’s imposing royal edifices to the Moorish Cathedrals of Spain, this delightful European tour examines humanity’s embrace of renaissance ideals while celebrating our ability to synthesize and create anew. After studying Art History, Classical Archaeology, and Medieval and Modern History, the author, Alexander Markschies, now lectures as Professor at the Institute for Art History in Aachen, Germany. He is the author of a number of publications, especially on the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and since 1998, has been the editor of a periodical on art history, the “Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Spanning the European continent, this is a look at one of the most exciting periods in architectural history. The European Renaissance produced some of the world's most stunning architecture. The style is based on rationality and clarity, the harmony of proportions and a balanced relationship between the individual and the whole. Following the rise of Renaissance architecture from its birthplace in Italy, this volume explores not only the dazzling structures of that country, but also the expansion of Renaissance style throughout the continent. More than 50 buildings are presented in two-page spreads featuring brief essays, drawings, plans and full-color photographs. The volume follows the development of country-specific features in the Renaissance styles throughout Europe to illustrate how each culture integrated its unique history with renaissance principles. From the mediaeval picturesque forms of Germanic cities to the inviting chateaux of the French countryside; from England's imposing royal edifices to the Moorish cathedrals of Spain, this European tour examines humanity's embrace of renaissance ideals while celebrating our ability to synthesize and create anew. REVIEW: This encyclopedic "greatest hits" of Western and central European Renaissance architecture systematically covers 63 monuments over two centuries, from Florence's Foundlings' Hospital in Italy (1419) to the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall, London (1619). The churches, villas, palaces, and government buildings that are described and photographed show regional variations on classical themes. The book presents a brief historical sketch with a small, basic floor plan and a handful of dates from the architect's chronology, facing one or more color photographs. Although only a few paragraphs in length, the sketches contain useful introductory material, supplemented in the bibliography by recommended further readings. The introduction touches on the roles of Renaissance architects and patrons, as well as written sources. Written and edited by Markschies (History of Art Institute in Aachen, Germany), this book is recommended as a well-illustrated overview of late Medieval and Renaissance architecture. REVIEW: Exceptionally fine color reproductions and a helpful appended Goya chronology. REVIEW: The latest volume in the popular Icons series spans the European continent to present a new look at one of the most exciting periods in architectural history. This delightful European tour examines humanity's embrace of renaissance ideals while celebrating the ability to synthesize and create anew. Copiously illustrated in color. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is a nice book of good quality on a wonderful subject. It provides a quick overview of some the most famous Renaissance buildings such as St. Peter's and Fontainbleau. It is not an in-depth study of Renaissance architecture, but the text is informative and immensely entertaining. Of course the book is published as a quick overview and so many buildings are covered it would be virtually impossible to give each of them comprehensive coverage. The photographs are first rate and the pictures are vivid. I recommend this to anyone who wants a book that is quality and that covers all the famous buildings of the Renaissance. If you are looking for a detailed, university level study this is not it. But for the individual who appreciates the great architectural art of Renaissance Europe, this will all they need and be a wonderful addition to their book collection. REVIEW: What a magnificent publication! Talk about a trip without ever leaving the couch! You’ll probably speak half-a-dozen languages by the time you close this book. Seriously, the full color pictures are magnificent. The text illuminating though brief. If you would appreciate a visual survey of Europe’s greatest Medieval and Renaissance architecture, you can’t go wrong with this book. And the binding is very high quality. glossy, very thick pages and a sewn spine. A class act! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. /font> All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. 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