The City Rehearsed

The City Rehearsed

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The City Rehearsed offers an entirely new perspective on printed architecture in early modern Europe through the lens of Hans Vredeman de Vries. It probes the geographical encounters of dozens of engravings with contemporary texts on architecture, theatre, urbanism, art collecting, even ethnography. The Netherlandish polymath Hans Vredeman de Vries (1526-1609) devoted his entire career to the production of imaginary architecture. Painter, architect, rhetorician, perspective theorist, festival designer, and draughtsman, Vredeman was active in Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Prague, where he designed a mysterious body of architectural prints, works which by the seventeenth century had influenced buildings from Tallinn to Peru. Including Scenographiae (1560), and Perspective (1604-5), Vredemana€™s strange publications were among the most widely-distributed qRenaissanceq books on building and vision, shipped to England, Spain and even Mexico by 1600. This book, the first sustained study of Vredeman in English, shifts the focus of inquiry to look at the active role his prints played in the life of urban readers outside of a narrowly-defined qFlemishq architectural history. This is a study with clear interest for historians of art and the built environment, and one with broader contemporary resonances for changing definitions of qEuropeanq culture and identity in the present day.New York: Zone, 2004. Riggs, Timothy, Hieronymus Cock (1510a€“1570), Printmaker and Publisher in Antwerp at the Sign of the Four Winds, Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, 1971. ... Rosenfeld, Myra Nan, a€œSebastiano Serlioa#39;s Contribution to the Creation of the Modern Illustrated Architectural Manuala€ in C. Thoenes (ed.)anbsp;...

Title:The City Rehearsed
Author:Christopher Heuer
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-06-02


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