Architecture of Italy, 1st Edition

  • Jean Castex
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  • ISBN-10: 0313350876
  • ISBN-13: 9780313350870
  • DDC: 720.945
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 230 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Covering all regions of Italy from Turin's Palace of Labor in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily and all periods of Italian architecture from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica apartments built in Milan in the 1930s this volume examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative yet engaging style, Jean Castex, professor of architectural history at the Versailles School of Architecture, describes the features, functions, and historical importance of each structure. Besides idetifying location, style, architects, and periods of initial construction and major renovations, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries also highlight architectural and historical terms explained in the Glossary and conclude with a useful listing of further information resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Relerence Guides to National Arcnitecture.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Entries by Location.
Entries by Architectural Style and Period.
1: Augustus Gate, Perugia.
2: Baths of Caracalla, Rome.
3: Ca D'Oro, Venice.
4: Caffe Pedrocchi (Cafe Pedrocchi), Padua.
5: Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), Rome.
6: Capitoline Hill.
7: Caracalla, Baths Or.
8: Casa Rustici, 36 Corso Sempione, Milan.
9: Casa Torre, San Gimignano.
10: Castel Del Monte, Puglia.
11: Castelvecchio Museum of Art, Verona.
12: Cathedral, Campanile, Baptistery, and Campo Santo, Pisa.
13: Church of the Autostrada, San Giovanni Battista, Campi Bisenzio.
14: Church of Santa Costanza.
15: Collegio Del Colle and Extensions, Urbino.
16: Colonnade of Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome.
17: Colosseum, Rome.
18: Confraternity of San Bernardino, Chieri.
19: Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria Della Vittoria, Rome.
20: Ducal Palace, Urbino.
21: Fiat Lingotto Plant, Turin.
22: Florence Cathedral Dome, Florence.
23: Forum Romanum, Roman Forum, Rome.
24: Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele (Victor Emmanuel Gallery), Milan.
25: Garzoni Gardens, Collodi.
26: Genoa, Old Harbor Renovation.
27: Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana), Tivoli.
28: Horrea Epagathiana and Epaphroditiana, Ostia.
29: House of the Faun, Pompeii.
30: Isola Bella Gardens, Lake Maggiore.
31: Laurentian Library, Florence.
32: Mausoleum of Constantina (Church of Santa Costanza), Rome.
33: Milan Cathedral, Milan.
34: Monreale Cathedral and Cloister, Palermo.
35: Monte Amiata Housing, Gallaratese, Milan.
36: Orvieto Cathedral (Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary), Orvieto.
37: Palace of Labor, Turin.
38: Palatine Chapel, Norman Palace, Palermo.
39: Palazzo Dei Priori, Piazza Grande (Platea Comunis), Perugia.
40: Palazzo Del Te, Mantua.
41: Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola.
42: Palazzo Sanfelice, Naples.
43: Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
44: Pantheon, Rome.
45: Pazzi Chapel, Franciscan Convent of Santa Croce, Florence.
46: Piazza Del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena.
47: Piazza Ducale, Vigevano.
48: Piazza Pio ii, Pienza.
49: Piazza Po.
50: Piazza Vittorio Veneto (Piazza Po), Turin.
51: Renovation of the Old Harbor, Genoa.
52: Royal Hunting Lodge, Stupinigi.
53: Ruins of the Greek City of Selinus, Selinunte.
54: Saffa Area Public Housing, Canareggio, Venice.
55: Saint Mark's Square, Venice.
56: Saint Peter's Dome, Rome.
57: San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane, Rome.
58: San Francesco (Saint Francis Basilica), Assisi.
59: San Gaudenzio Dome, Novara.
60: San Marco (Saint Mark's Basilica), Venice.
61: San Vitale, Ravenna.
62: San Zeno Maggiore, Verona.
63: Sant' Andrea, Mantua.
64: Sant' Andrea Al Quirinale, Rome.
65: Sant' Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna.
66: Santa Maria Della Consolazione, Todi.
67: Santa Maria Della Pace Cloister, Rome.
68: Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice.
69: Santissima Sindone (Holy Shroud Chapel), Turin.
70: Spanish Steps, Rome.
71: Temple of Poseidon, Paestum.
72: Theater, Taormina.
73: Theater of San Carlo, Naples.
74: Trevi Fountain, Rome.
75: Trulli, Alberobello.
76: Tuscolano ii Public Housing, Rome.
77: Velasca Tower, Milan.
78: Viaduct of the Polcevera, Genoa.
79: Victor Emmanuel Gallery.
80: Villa Lante Gardens, Bagnaia.
81: Villa Malaparte, Capri.
82: Villa Rotonda, Vicenza.
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