Architecture of Italy (Reference Guides to National Architecture)

By Jean Castex

Covering all areas of Italy―from Turin's Palace of work in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily―and all sessions of Italian architecture―from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica flats in-built Milan within the 1930s―this quantity examines over 70 of Italy's most crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but enticing sort, Jean Castex, professor of architectural background on the Versailles university of structure, describes the gains, services, and historic significance of every constitution. in addition to idetifying place, type, architects, and sessions of preliminary building and significant renovations, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and historic phrases defined within the Glossay and finish with an invaluable directory of additional info assets. the quantity additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries by means of position, architectural sort, and period of time, in addition to a normal bibliography, a close topic index, and a entire introductory evaluate of Italian architecture.

Entries disguise significant architectural buildings in addition to smaller websites, together with every little thing from the well known dome of St. Peter's on the Vatican to the Fiat Lingotto Plant in Turin. excellent for school and highschool scholars, in addition to for basic readers, this entire examine the structure of Italy is an integral addition to each architectural reference collection.

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Oxford and Boston: Butterworth structure, 1991. COLONNADE OF SAINT PETER’S BASILICA, ROME type: Baroque Dates: 1656–1667 Architect: Gianlorenzo Bernini I n 1590, throughout the reign of Pope Sixus V, the architect Giacomo della Porta finished Michelangelo’s dome over the crossing of Saint Peter’s yet now not his plan for the church as a complete, which used to be altered whilst Carlo Maderno further a major nave in 1609–1626. Maderno used to be responding, even though reluctantly, to a century-long call for by means of the clergy for a extra useful church that can accommodate liturgical processions and the massive variety of pilgrims who got here to worship on the web site of Saint Peter’s burial position.

PIAZZA PO. See Piazza Vittorio Veneto (Piazza Po), Turin. Piazza Vittorio Veneto (Piazza Po) 121 PIAZZA VITTORIO VENETO (PIAZZA PO), TURIN kind: Neoclassical Dates: 1821–1831 Architects: Giuseppe Frizzi; Joseph Ramée Pertinchamp; Charles-François Mallet; Ferdinando Bonsignore T urin, the main urban in Piedmont and the capital of the newly created country of Piedmont-Sardinia, turned a version of seventeenth-century city improvement. starting on the valuable sq. of the outdated urban, the Piazza Castello, a brand new district used to be additional that increased towards the Po River, a distance of approximately two-thirds of a mile.

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