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Italian Court in the Crystal Palace By Matthew Digby Wyatt
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Catalogue for one of the great courts in the 1854 Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Detailed description of the exhibition’s sculpture, facades, and paintings. Wyatt and Waring give a synoptic... More > history of the Italian Renaissance and its main influences across Europe, providing a rationale and walking tour for the exhibition. This was more than a lesson in history and art: Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, da Vinci, Cellini, and many more. It also was an effort to train visitors to feel continuity between Renaissance and the innovations to be found everywhere around them in Victorian Britain. Facsimile of 1854 original edition.< Less
Illusionism in Architecture By Apollo Spiliotis
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Optical illusions have appealed to the mind of spectators throughout history, and have had great impact when combined with architectural elements. Illusionary methods have been used by artists and... More > architects since antiquity, but only during the Renaissance were they scientifically analysed to produce the techniques of perspective, anamorphosis, and their integration with trompe l’oeil. This paper is a study of these methods employed by artists and architects, focusing on the invention and evolution of the technique of anamorphosis from its birth during the Italian Renaissance. By analysing a compilation of early and contemporary cases of architectural illusionism in two and three dimensions, the methods used to manipulate observers’ perceptions are explored in detail. By reintroducing these techniques of the past into contemporary practice they can prove very beneficial by producing enhancing spaces when spatial or economic restraints must be overcome.< Less
Illusionism in Architecture By Apollo Spiliotis
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Optical illusions have appealed to the mind of spectators throughout history, and have had great impact when combined with architectural elements. Illusionary methods have been used by artists and... More > architects since antiquity, but only during the Renaissance were they scientifically analysed to produce the techniques of perspective, anamorphosis, and their integration with trompe l’oeil. This paper is a study of these methods employed by artists and architects, focusing on the invention and evolution of the technique of anamorphosis from its birth during the Italian Renaissance. By analysing a compilation of early and contemporary cases of architectural illusionism in two and three dimensions, the methods used to manipulate observers’ perceptions are explored in detail. By reintroducing these techniques of the past into contemporary practice they can prove very beneficial by producing enhancing spaces when spatial or economic restraints must be overcome.< Less
Mediterranean Revival Architecture in California By Edgar Carline
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Mediterranean Revival is a design style introduced in the United States in the waning nineteenth century variously incorporating references from Spanish Renaissance, Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts,... More > Italian Renaissance, and Venetian Gothic architecture. Peaking in popularity during the 1920s and 1930s, the movement drew heavily on the style of palaces and seaside villas and applied them to the rapidly expanding coastal resorts of California< Less
Le lettere di Michelangelo Buonarroti [Italian] By Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni... More > (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo]; March 1475 – 18 February 1564), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since also been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with contemporary rival and fellow Florentine Medici client, Leonardo da Vinci.A number of Michelangelo's works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo< Less
A Walk through the City: Photographer Marco Leonardi’s Architectural Washington D.C. By Suzanne Fredericq and Marília Giannini
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This publication includes 143 of Marco Leonardi’s color photographs that capture the poetry of Washington D.C.’s urban architecture. The original Ektachrome and Kodachrome slides were... More > taken between 1982 and 1988 and converted to digital files for use in this publication. Marco Leonardi was born in Sanremo on the Italian Riviera in 1933. From the mid-1970’s until his death in 1990, he had made Washington D.C. his home. Leonardi shared his apartment with his close friend, the visual artist Eugene James Martin, from the late 1970’s until 1988. Martin taught him how to look at art and how to focus on photography. Additional photographs by Marco Leonardi can be viewed at: http://youtube.com/moonlightnoir and http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/artpage/40598.html< Less
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci By Leonardo Da Vinci
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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci - The popularity of Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code, has revitalized interest in this fascinating historical character. Leonardo Da Vinci lived from 1452 - 1519... More > and is the very definition of the words, "Renaissance Man". His work in anatomy, architecture, engineering, invention, mathematics, music, painting and sculpture are still revered and relevant today. Da Vinci's ideas involved inventions not technically feasible until the twentieth century, and include tanks, helicopters, parachutes and countless others. This eBook contains his complete notes, Volumes I and II, and contains the original plans for what Brown describes as the cryptex. For thirty years, the whole last half of his life, Leonardo da Vinci was obsessed with unlocking the secrets of nature. His notebooks are the mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientist standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation.< Less
Housing in Columbus: Short North By Michael Cadwell & John McMorrough
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This book documents the terminal core graduate studio at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. The program for the 2009 studio was housing with additional amenities. The... More > site was a corner lot in Columbus, Ohio at the intersection of a well travelled east-west avenue and a north-south thoroughfare. Poised between downtown and the university, the site forms a juncture between contrasting neighborhoods: Short North, University District, Weinland Park, and Italian and Victorian Villages. The number of units, their type, and the nature of the additional program were determined by the collective efforts of the studio.< Less
Housing in Columbus: Short North By Michael Cadwell & John McMorrough
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This book documents the terminal core graduate studio at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. The program for the 2009 studio was housing with additional amenities. The... More > site was a corner lot in Columbus, Ohio at the intersection of a well travelled east-west avenue and a north-south thoroughfare. Poised between downtown and the university, the site forms a juncture between contrasting neighborhoods: Short North, University District, Weinland Park, and Italian and Victorian Villages. The number of units, their type, and the nature of the additional program were determined by the collective efforts of the studio.< Less
Il Portico Urbano By Eric Salmon
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Il Portico Urbano (The Urban Porch) The site selected after studying T.S. Eliot’s critique of modernity, “The Wasteland” is La Caserma Piave, a vacant wasting 1930's military... More > barracks located in the Umbrian hilltop town of Orvieto, Italy. The once pedestrian oriented Italian public spaces are being strangled by the presence of the automobile. Most of Orvieto’s piazzas have been degraded to parking lots and medieval streets are arteries clogged by vehicular traffic. The new architecture of the barracks will be an edifice promoting the positive aspects of tourism: "the slow movement." The program of the building is designed for indoor and outdoor public spaces that slow people down.< Less

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