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Francesco Di Giorgio Martini's Fortress Complexes

Barth, Fritz

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ISBN 10: 3936681422 / ISBN 13: 9783936681420
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2011. Bilingual. Hardcover. Francesco di Giorgio Martini's fortress complexes, created at the end of the Quattrocento, continue to look experimental and highly speculative half a millennium later by their semiotic character. This book is an attempt to understand the strangely grandiose semiotic character of these structures. Num Pages: 128 pages, 50 photos. BIC Classification: ACN; AMB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 289 x 217 x 18. Weight in Grams: 872. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783936681420

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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.

About the Author: Fritz Barth studied architecture in Stuttgart and Zurich. He runs an architects practice in Fellbach near Stuttgart, teaches at the TU Darmstadt and is the author of a series of books, including a study on the iconography of 16th-century Italian gardens (Die Villa Lante in Bagnaia , 2001), a monograph about the Bohemian Baroque master builder Johann Santini-Aichel (Santini, 2004) and a study of the fortifications of Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Martial Signifiers. Fortress Complexes by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, 2011).

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