Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0847818284. 731 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; English text. Black cloth, text in two or three columns, detailed captions and margin notes, 2 indexes, chronological bibliography, 500 b/w and 300 stunning full-color photos and illustrations.; Unabridged. 1st US edition. 731 pages. Foreword by Francesco Sisinna. Translated by Andrew Ellis, Carol Rathman, David Stanton, Vanessa Vesey. Very large heavy book over 8 lbs.; Jacket shows light shelf wear to lower edge. No other flaws. Extremely scarce complete unabridged edition.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-07-04 Renaissance architects Michelangelo, Filippo Brunelleschi and Giovanni de'Medici used scale models--mostly in wood, but also in clay, cardboard and metal--to analyze project designs, for presentation purposes and as guides to construction. This ravishing catalogue of an exhibition in Venice, which travels to Washington's National Gallery in 1995, features 30-odd models of completed or unrealized projects, accompanied by paintings, illuminated codices, inlaid panels, sculptures, drawings and prints reproduced in 1000 plates (300 in color). One highlight is Antonio de Sangallo's colossal, walk-through model of St. Peter's Basilica. Essays by architectural historians and curators throw fresh light on Renaissance architecture, revealing, for example, that sculpture was planned as an integral part of building exteriors and interiors to a much greater extent than hitherto suspected. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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