Dreadfully Ever After Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Architecture- Cityscape

More copies of this ISBN

Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy

by

Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

For Italian city builders more than a thousand years ago, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things about who they were and what they longed for. In this masterful blend of art and cultural history, architect David Mayernik reveals how the very different cities of Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, and Pienza were all literally designed to be both models of the mind and images of heaven. Mayernik takes the reader on a journey into the past in Timeless Cities, but he also explains why these city-building ideas remain relevant today. For those travelling on vacation or appreciating the art and architecture of Italy from home, Mayernik helps bring the wonder and beauty of the Renaissance mind a little closer.

Synopsis:

"For Italian city builders more than a thousand years ago, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things a"

About the Author

Named as one of the top forty architects of his generation in the United States, David Mayernik is an internationally recognized practicing architect, painter, and educator. In addition to having been Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture, he has taught with the New York Academy of Art, the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture, and the University of Virginia's Erasmus-Jefferson Scholars program in Tuscany. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813342986
Author:
Mayernik, David
Publisher:
Westview Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
International Architecture - European
Subject:
Architecture, renaissance
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Architecture -- Italy.
Subject:
Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy.
Subject:
Architecture -- Europe.
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Cityscape
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Reference
History and Social Science » World History » General

Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Westview Press - English 9780813342986 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"For Italian city builders more than a thousand years ago, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things a"
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.