Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy

Nicholas Temple (Editor)

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Abstract

This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern in Italy. The study extends across the spectrum of linguistic disputes during this time - among members of the clergy, humanists, philosophers and polymaths - on issues of grammar, rhetoric, philology, etymology and epigraphy, and how these disputes paralleled and informed important developments in architectural thinking and practice. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material, such as humanist tracts, philosophical works, architectural/antiquarian treatises, epigraphic/philological studies, religious sermons and grammaticae, the book traces key periods when the emerging field of linguistics in early modern Italy impacted on the theory, design and symbolism of buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages260
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315638492
ISBN (Print)9781138195288, 1138195286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Architectural History
PublisherRoutledge

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    Oracular Architecture: Language, Inscription and Sculptural Relief in Late Renaissance Rome

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    26 Mar 2015

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    Philosophy, Rhetoric and Epigraphy, Architecture and Linguistic Disputes in Bracciolini, Alberti and Biondo

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    24 Apr 2014

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    Cite this

    Temple, N. (Ed.) (2020). Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy . (1 ed.) (Routledge Research in Architectural History). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315638492