A complete overview of the history of Italian architecture in the 1700s, a crucial century analyzed through three different but intersecting themes.
[The 1700s. History of Italian Architecture] A complete overview, in two volumes, of the history of Italian architecture in the 1700s. For the first time the investigation covers the entire century, avoiding the problematic separation between an initial late Baroque phase and a subsequent neoclassical period. The wealth of iconographic, documentary and literary sources, and above all the physical presence of much of the architecture, imposes a synthesis involving the contributions of a number of writers. In the dialectic between the individual contributions and the overall structure of the book, an attempt is made to present a picture of the multiple components of this crucial century.
The volume is divided into three large sections, based on three different, and partially conflicting, viewpoints: those of the architectural discipline, of the clients and the regional cultures, and of the makers. The fine illustrations offer a full photographic itinerary through the architecture of the 1700s.