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Drawing after Architecture: Renaissance Architectural Drawings and their Reception
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Drawing after Architecture: Renaissance Architectural Drawings and their Reception

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Author: Carolyn Yerkes

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 304


Why did early modern architects continue copying drawings long after the invention of print should have made such copying obsolete? Carolyn Yerkes answers that question in a fresh investigation into the status of architectural drawing in the 16th and 17th centuries. Drawing after Architecture: Renaissance Drawings and their Reception investigates the status of architectural drawing after the invention of print, and explores a vast group of 16th and 17th century manuscripts and collections of drawings that are each part of a larger network of copies. Made by French and Italian draftsmen who studied Roman monuments, the drawings contain information about the buildings - buildings that include the most important ancient and modern works, the Pantheon and Saint Peter's - that is not known from any other sources. But the information that the drawings preserve is only part of their value: the drawings also show how that information was recorded, transferred, and analysed by other draftsmen. In the 16th century, survey drawing was the key mechanism through which the material past was understood, and many 16th and 17th century drawings after ancient architecture are extant. Ultimately, this book pursues the nature of architectural evidence, in that it asks how Renaissance architects used images to explore structures, to create biographies, and to write history.
  • Author: Carolyn Yerkes

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Tags: Fine Arts, Paperback / softback
  • Barcode: 9788831726740
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    Drawing after Architecture: Renaissance Architectural Drawings and Their Reception is Carolyn Yerkes' first book and a much lauded publication. The manuscript was selected in 2013 by none other than James Ackerman, the doyen of modern Italian architectural studies, as the most recent and last winner of the prize named after him under the auspices of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza and published by Marsillio, Venice in 2017. As with the previous titles in this series, the publication is a perfect blend of serious scholarship and flawless design, well illustrated in a satin, rather than a reflective gloss or lifeless digital matt finish, so that they are easy on the eye and the larger bold type is easily legible. The graphic designers have employed a strict vertical layout with wide margins for notes related to the text and presumably for the reader's own.
    In short, the book is an affordable volume for the library and a benchmark for subsequent publishers and scholars alike.

    Hopefully, the Book Grocer can obtain more titles in this series and similar ones of the often neglected art and architectural history disciplines. If so, they will appear promptly in my cart.

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