The first systematic presentation of the studies conducted by C. Thoenes: an indispensable reference for all scholars of Renaissance architectural history.
[Support and adornment. Essays on the architecture of the Renaissance: drawings, orders, magnificence] This book offers the first systematic presentation of the studies conducted by Christof Thoenes (Dresden, 1928) during his long career, part of which he spent at the Biblioteca Hertziana in Rome. Often published in specialized journals now difficult to obtain, the writings of Thoenes touch on fundamental themes for the history of architecture. The importance of the writings is proportional to their essential, precise, pithy style. A reserved master of understatement, Thoenes has organized the most significant results of his activity in these pages, creating an indispensable reference for all scholars of Renaissance architectural history.