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Author Barth, Fritz, 1958-

Title Zeichen des Wehrhaften : Festungsbauten von Francesco di Giorgio Martini = Martial signifiers : fortress complexes by Francesco di Giorgio Martini / Fritz Barth ; mit einem Essay von Olaf Metzel und Photographien von Fritz und Friedrich Barth

Publ Info Stuttgart : Edition Axel Menges, 2011
Stuttgart : Edition Axel Menges, 2011
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 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1123.M3587 B37 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 119 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Summary: Francesco di Giorgio Martini's fortress complexes, created at the end of the Quattrocento, continue to look experimental and highly speculative half a millenium later by their semiotic character. They represent an extreme of European architectural history, occupying a position where architecture and sculpture cannot be sharply distinguished any longer. The alien-looking creations represented in this book have their origins in a particular historic situation: the emergence of firearms in the 14th century and their spread in the 15th century had shifted the balance of warfare in favour of the attacking side, against which the defensive structure had not yet found a remedy. Enter Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439 to 1502) at this point, a native of Siena and one of the Quattrocento's highly versatile artists
Text in German and English
LC subject Martini, Francesco di Giorgio, 1439-1502 -- Criticism and interpretation
Military architecture -- Italy -- History
Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy
Add Author Martini, Francesco di Giorgio, 1439-1502
Alt Title Martial signifiers
ISBN 9783936681420
3936681422