Wolfang Lotz, in a new edition featuring renewed contents and images, examines the decisive points of Italian Renaissance architecture. Impeccable scientific rigor, presented with simple, forceful style.
[Renaissance architecture] Wolfgang Lotz and his studies of the decisive points in the history of Italian Renaissance architecture. This latest, expanded edition features significant new images, two fundamental essays (Oval spaces in the churches of the 1500s, Palladio and Sansovino) and an afterword that takes recent historiographic findings into account. Methodological rigor, direct confrontation with the greatest scholars in this sector, from Rudolf Wittkower to Ludwig Heydenreich, attention to the social context, simplicity and force of presentation are the characteristics of this work edited by Massimo Bulgarelli, with a fine introduction by James S. Ackerman.