Pursuing the intersections of Venetian culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the first decades of the seventeenth, Manfredo Tafuri develops a story crowded with characters and full of surprises. He engages the doges Andrea Gritti and Leonardo Dona; architects and artists Sansovino, Serlio, Palladio, and Scamozzi; and scientists Francesco Barozzi and Galileo. He records the battle that was fought for architecture as metaphor for absolute truth and good government, and contrasts these with the myths that inspired them.
Title: Venice and the Renaissance (MIT Press)
Publisher: The MIT Press: 1995-03-27
ISBN/UPC Number: 0262700549
ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780262700542
Book Condition: new
Seller ID: 9780262700542