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

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Abstract

This proposed 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 will extend 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 will trace key periods when the emerging field of linguistics in early modern Italy impacted on the theory, design and symbolism of buildings. An underlying area of enquiry throughout these investigations will be the role of ars historica (humanist approaches to historiography) in the development of architectural knowledge, from the philological/antiquarian studies of the Renaissance to the proto-encyclopaedism of the 17th century and its aftermath in the ‘Arcadianism’ of the early 18th century.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages300
Edition1
Publication statusIn preparation - 2020

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NameRoutledge Research in Architectural History series
PublisherRoutledge

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Temple, N. (2020). Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy . (1 ed.) (Routledge Research in Architectural History series). London: Routledge.
Temple, Nicholas. / Architecture and the Language Debate : Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy . 1 ed. London : Routledge, 2020. 300 p. (Routledge Research in Architectural History series).
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Temple, N 2020, Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy . Routledge Research in Architectural History series, 1 edn, Routledge, London.

Architecture and the Language Debate : Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy . / Temple, Nicholas.

1 ed. London : Routledge, 2020. 300 p. (Routledge Research in Architectural History series).

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