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Architecture and language : constructing identity in European architecture c. 1000-c. 1650; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press

Architects and academies : architectural theories of imitatio and the literary debates on language and style

Author :
PAYNE, Alina A. ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Looks at themes and issues informing architectural and linguistic debate in Italy in the mid-16th c. especially in Florence and the Florentine Academy. Shows how the terms of the language debates on neologisms, composti, stylistic mescolanze, aemulatio, eclecticism, invention, and the poetic theory of imitatio, seeped into the literature of architecture, through Serlio, Vasari, Gherardo Spini and others. Demonstrates how Florentine letterati often referred to contemporary architecture, particularly Michelangelo's unorthodox treatment of ornament, to support their theories. The identification of the Composite order in Vasari's Vite with Michelangelo's architectural licence, allied the literary and architectural debates on language with the notion of artistic progress and of licence as the leading strategy for contemporary art. Concludes that in the environment of the Florentine Academy, architecture not only acted as a bridge between these verbal and visual disciplines, but that its discourse was fundamentally affected. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304A - 1400-1800 ; Architecture ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Firenze (ITA) ; Firenze (ITA), Accademia fiorentina ; Imitation ; Italie ; Langage ; Linguistique ; Littérature d'architecture ; Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 ; Ordre (architecture) ; Ornement ; Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554 ; Spini, Gherardo, act.1556-1569 ; Style ; Théorie de l'architecture ; Théorie littéraire ; Traité ; Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574 ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural literature ; Architectural orders ; Architectural theory ; Architecture ; Firenze (ITA) ; Firenze (ITA), Accademia fiorentina ; Imitation ; Italy ; Language ; Linguistics ; Literary theory ; Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 ; Ornament ; Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554 ; Spini, Gherardo, act.1556-1569 ; Style ; Treatises ; Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574 ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24926910 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 052165078X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;