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Title :

Dominion of the eye : urbanism, art, and power in early modern Florence

Author :
TRACHTENBERG, Marvin ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Through a spatial and historical analysis of the major squares of Florence, all built in the trecento together with primary civic monuments, shows that contrary to current belief, Florentine planners engaged in a theoretically sophisticated mode of practice. In these squares, geometrically structured perspectival views of the principal monuments were established long before Alberti and other Renaissance theorists may have promoted such planning. Demonstrates that this urbanistic scenography, deeply informed by medieval optical science, was closely allied with perspectival developments in architecture, painting, and sculpture, forming a unified visual discourse that was highly attentive to the eye of the spectator. An analysis of the critical role of the piazza in the Florentine sociopolitical field reveals how the art of the piazza was part of state practice as a work of art. ;
Pagination/Size :
358 ; xx, 358 p.; 242 ill.; maps; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Etat ; Firenze (ITA) ; Italie ; Monument commémoratif ; Perspective ; Place ; Urbanisme ; 1300-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Commemorative monuments ; Firenze (ITA) ; Italy ; Perspective ; Squares (urban spaces) ; State ; Urbanism ; 1300-1400 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24992867 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521555027 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge; New York; Melbourne; Cambridge University Press
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ; AUSTRALIA ;