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Title :

Remaking antiquity in eighteenth-century Seville

Author :
ZERNER, Catherine Wilkinson ;
Conference :
Antiquity and its interpreters; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Focuses on the debate surrounding the restoration of the merchants' exchange, or Lonja, in Seville, by the architect Lucas Cintora in 1784. Charles III ordered the Lonja to be refurbished as the archive for the documents of Spain's colonial empire. Criticism of the rehabilitation of the building centred on what was perceived to be the authority of the original 16th c. architect, Juan de Herrera, celebrated as Spain's greatest Renaissance classicist. For Cintora, the Lonja embodied the architectural principles of antiquity that had merely been applied by Herrera. Therefore, the grounding principle for his inventions in the Lonja was not based on a consideration of Herrera's other buildings, an idea, or personal style, but on Cintora's understanding of ancient classical architecture. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Antique (art) ; Architecture ; Cintora, Lucas, 1732-1800 ; Classicisme ; Critique architecturale ; Espagne ; Herrera, Juan de, 1530-1597 ; Restauration ; Sevilla (ESP), Lonja ; Sources ; 1500-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Ancient ; Architectural criticism ; Architecture ; Cintora, Lucas, 1732-1800 ; Classicism ; Herrera, Juan de, 1530-1597 ; Restoration ; Sevilla (ESP), Lonja ; Sources ; Spain ; 1500-1800 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24985100 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521594006 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;