Rome

Art and Archaeology

Author: Andrea Augenti,Maria Conconi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788881172689

Category: Travel

Page: 223

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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey,Karl Brown,Bertine Emma Weston,Helen E. Wessells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 6544

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.
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Greek Art and Archaeology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467299510

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 4683

Facts101 is your complete guide to Greek Art and Archaeology. In this book, you will learn topics such as THE LATE BRONZE AGE c. 1550-1100 BC, THE DARK AGE AND GEOMETRIC GREECE c. 1100-700 BC, THE ORIENTALIZING PERIOD C. 700-600 BC, and ARCHAIC GREECE c. 600-480 BC plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome

Author: Alois Riegl,Andrew Hopkins,Arnold Alexander Witte,Alina Alexandra Payne

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060414

Category: Architecture

Page: 279

View: 5633

Delivered three times between 1898 and 1902 and subsequently revised with an eye toward publication, Alois Riegl's lectures on the origins of Baroque art in Rome broke new ground in its field. In his approach and content, Riegl offered a markedly different account from that of Heinrich Wölfflin and other contemporaries: the beginning of the new artistic era extending from the 1520s to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was to be judged by its own rules and not merely as a period of decline. This first English translation brings Riegl's compelling vision of the Baroque to life and amply illustrates his charisma as a lecturer. His text is full of perceptive observations on the most important artists of the period from Michelangelo to Caravaggio. By taking the spectator into consideration, Riegl identifies a crucial defining change between Renaissance and Baroque art and provides invaluable inspiration for present-day readers.
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Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Barbara Burn

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870996770

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 5867

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a living encyclopedia of world art. Cultures from every part of the world - from Florence to Thebes, from Pennsylvania to Papua, New Guinea - from the ancient world to the present, and in every medium, are represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality. This book presents over 250 of the finest masterpieces in the Metropolitan's collection, drawn from more than three million works in eighteen different curatorial departments. Some of these splendid objects, such as the Temple of Dendur, Botticelli's Annunciation, Rembrandt's Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, and Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, are very famous; others, including a rare Chinese scroll, a drawing by Michelangelo, and an ornate Turkish sword, are less well known. All are remarkable and unique. The works have been arranged in a generally chronological order by culture, beginning with ancient Egypt and ending with the twentieth century in Europe and America. Each reproduction is accompanied by a text that includes pertinent information about the work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, C. 300 B.C. to A.D. 700

Author: Judith McKenzie

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115550

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

View: 8577

This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
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Art in the Hellenistic World

An Introduction

Author: Andrew Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061450

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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What was Hellenistic art, and what were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This textbook introduces students to these questions and offers a series of answers to them. Its twelve chapters and two 'focus' sections examine Hellenistic sculpture, painting, luxury arts, and architecture. Thematically organized, spanning the three centuries from Alexander to Augustus, and ranging geographically from Italy to India and the Black Sea to Nubia, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistic art in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the time. It is illustrated with 170 photographs (mostly in color, and many never before published) and contextualized through excerpts from Hellenistic literature and inscriptions. Helpful ancillary features include maps, appendices with background on Hellenistic artists and translations of key documents, a full glossary, a timeline, brief biographies of key figures, suggestions for further reading, and bibliographical references.
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Classical Influences on European Culture, A.D. 1500-1700

Author: R. R. Bolgar,Robert Ralph Bolgar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521208408

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 9384

The papers illustrate the different ways in which the Renaissance made use of its classical heritage.
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Roman Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author: Jiří Frel,Sandra Knudsen Morgan

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0866590048

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 4350

Portraits, sometimes crude in their realism or gripping in the sense of a living person, were one of the great achievements of Roman Art. The collection of one hundred portraits in the Getty Museum is one of the largest in the world. Dr. Frel surveys the history of Roman portrait art in an often controversial introduction on the purpose of portraits in Roman life and society, continuing his arguments through the catalogue analyses of the individual pieces. The occasion for the book was a loan exhibition of the portraits to the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa. This lavishly illustrated book presents a discussion of the principal views and the uses of the portrait in ancient times. The photographs include unusual views of the back and profiles of many portraits to show the care with which they were created and their damages and reworking over the centuries. The catalogue also includes five portraits that are late evocations of the antique and outright forgeries.
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A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 8963

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
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Paris: The 'New Rome' of Napoleon I

Author: Diana Rowell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441126031

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9560

Napoleon I employed a myriad of media through which to promote his propaganda and his universal hegemony. Classical Rome - home to the great Caesars - was central to his ambitious visions for the transformation of Paris into an imperial metropolis of unprecedented magnitude. Exploring the interrelationship between antiquity, the display of power and the reinvention of Paris, this volume evaluates how the Roman world and post-antique exploitations of Rome influenced Napoleonic Paris, and how Napoleon promoted his authority by appropriating Rome's triumphal architecture and its associated symbolism to relocate 'Rome' in his own times. The volume shows how consideration of Louis XIV's legacy is crucial to understanding the evolution of Napoleon's fascination with imperial Rome. It also charts Napoleon's manipulation of the populist rhetoric of Republican France (and Rome) as he moved from being a general fighting for the Revolutionary cause to become the 'absolute' ruler of a new empire.
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The Site of Rome

Studies in the Art and Topography of Rome 1400-1750

Author: David R. Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788891306661

Category: Art

Page: 258

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Chapter 1 Julie Rowe Rome's Medieval Fish Market at S. Angelo in Pescheria Rome's main fish market was firmly established at the church of S. Angelo 'in Pescheria' ('in the fish market') by 1192. Fish was sold there in both wholesale and retail quantities. It was a good location close to the Tiber River and other city markets, and fish could be delivered there from Rome's port in Trastevere and from the Campagna by way of the Tiber Island bridges. The site also connected directly to a major city thoroughfare for distribution purposes. A clear picture of how fish were sourced and how the market was organised and operated emerges from archival records. Key players were the canons of S. Angelo (in the retail market), the fishmongers' guild (in the wholesale market) and the fishmongers (pescivendoli) whose involvement was spread across all facets of the market operations Chapter 2 Joan Barclay Lloyd Memory, Myth and Meaning in the Via Appia from Piazza di Porta Capena to Porta S. Sebastiano This is a topographical and art historical study of the urban section of the Via Appia, which ran from the Servian to the Aurelian Walls, from modern Piazza di Porta Capena to the Porta S. Sebastiano (Porta Appia). Historical records, inscriptions, place names, monuments, ruins, churches and monasteries reflect the rich heritage of this part of Rome, from antiquity to the present. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this area became part of a vast archaeological park, which here focused on the ancient consular road and a series of ancient Roman buildings, such as the Baths of Caracalla. In the Middle Ages churches and convents, like the Dominican nunnery of S. Sisto, were built in this region on the edge of the city, where the population had gradually dwindled. Renaissance remodelling of churches along the Via Appia culminated in the Counter-Reformation renovation of SS. Nereo ed Achilleo and S. Cesareo by Cardinal Cesare Baronio and Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605). These churches contain medieval mosaics, re-used liturgical furniture, and sixteenth-century paintings of the early Christian martyrs. This paper recalls the historical significance of this place, as reflected in the art and architecture of the monuments along the road. Chapter 3 Louis Cellauro Roma Antiqva Restored: The Renaissance Archaeological Plan Images of ancient Rome, published from the mid sixteenth century onwards, constituted an important antiquarian phenomenon, which was representative of the general concern with ancient architecture and topography among architects, antiquarians, and humanist-scholars. This chapter investigates Bartolomeo Marliani's topographical map of 1544, the two maps of ancient Rome of the Neapolitan painter, architect, and antiquarian Pirro Ligorio (1553 and 1561), the map of the historian and antiquarian Onofrio Panvinio (1565), the small archaeological plan and the large bird's-eye view of the French architect and antiquarian Etienne Duperac (1573 and 1574), the map made by the engraver, draughtsman, and dealer in prints Mario Cartaro (1579), and the two images designed by the Milanese printmaker, painter, and poet Ambrogio Brambilla (1582 and 1589/90). These maps are of two different types, which correspond to two different approaches to the imaging of the ancient city. The first is the small archaeological plan representing such features as the seven hills, the geographic boundaries of the fourteen Augustan regions, and a few major ancient monuments. The second type was the large-scale panoramic bird's-eye view of the fully reconstructed ancient city. Antiquarians, including Ligorio, Duperac and Brambilla, often produced both types of maps, the first of which emphasised ancient topography, while the second presented an imaginative interpretation designed to stress the magnificence of the long-vanished Imperial capital and visualise its splendour and monumentality. Scholars have tended to conflate these two traditions of the representation of Roma Antica, and this chapter draws out the their differences in format and content. Chapter 4 Donato Esposito The Virtual Rome of Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was in Rome from 15 April 1750 to 3 May 1752. He was there to form, in his own words, 'an idea of what is to be seen here, the remains of antiquity, the sculpture, paintings, architecture etc.'. In due course Reynolds assembled a large collection of works of art-paintings, prints and drawings-associated with Rome, its ancient history, numerous landmarks and decorative schemes. Reynolds' many Roman artworks both serve as 'virtual' surrogates of the city and as 'souvenirs' of his Italian sojourn, which was the foundation of the young artist's future success. Chapter 5 Lisa Beaven Claude Lorrain and La Crescenza: the Tiber Valley in the Seventeenth Century Claude Lorrain's paintings have been associated more with pastoral poetry and literary texts than with the topography of the Campagna, partly because of their idealisation. Yet he spent much time in the Campagna and the Tiber Valley, where he made hundreds of drawings (especially during the 1640s). This chapter examines Claude's depictions of the Tiber Valley from the Porta del Popolo in Rome north to La Crescenza, a fortified casale (farmhouse), in relation to the social and climatic conditions of the seventeenth-century Campagna. Claude was drawing the banks of the Tiber at a critical time for the river and the surrounding landscape, when the environment was unhealthy and the ecology precarious. Chapter 6 David R. Marshall The Campo Vaccino: Order and the Fragment from Palladio to Piranesi This chapter explores the relationship between the authority of the Cinquecento treatises on the orders (especially Vignola and Palladio) and the representation of Roman ruins in architectural painting and engraving from Viviano Codazzi (c.1604-1670) to Piranesi (1720-1778), by way of Niccolo Codazzi (1642-1693), the Monogrammist GAE, Giovanni Ghisolfi (1623-1683), Alberto Carlieri (1672-after 1720) and Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). It is argued that the conceptual foundations of architectural painting lay in the five orders, but these were undermined by a combination of naturalistic observation of actual ruins, especially the ruins of the Forum Romanum (then known as the Campo Vaccino) and scene-painters' tricks designed to give the effect of ruinousness. Piranesi, it is argued, represents the point at which the naturalism of ruin-representation peaks, in parallel with a collapse of faith in the orders, causing Piranesi to seek new ways of composing the ruinous fragment. Chapter 7 Arno Witte Architecture and Bureaucracy: The Quirinal as an Expression of Papal Absolutism The Quirinal Palace, nowadays mostly regarded as the seat of Italy's republican government, was built between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth century as the new seat of papal power. It started out as a summer retreat, but soon was provided with all the necessary spaces for official receptions, state meetings and ministerial offices. This continuing architectural expansion shows how a unified court located at the periphery of Rome, on the Vatican Hill, was transformed into an absolutist state apparatus situated in the centre of the expanding city, in a new and predominantly secular residence. The Quirinal palace therefore shows us how the papal government was in certain respects ahead of other European states in the innovation of political and bureaucratic structures, not lagging behind in comparison with France and other countries, as often has been suggested in historical studies. Chapter 8 Tommaso Manfredi Arcadia at Trinita dei Monti. The Urban Theatre of Maria Casimira and Alexander Sobieski in Rome On 9 August 1703 the serenade Dialogo tra Amor Divino e la Fede, dedicated by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni to Maria Casimira, the widow of John III Sobieski, King of Poland, was performed in the piazza between the church of Trinita dei Monti and the Palazzo Zuccari above the slope where the Spanish Steps would be built in 1727-38. This chapter explores the way this area served as an 'urban theatre' that was subject to transformations that were both real and ephemeral, and which were dense with political and diplomatic implications. In particular, this chapter examines the way the upper part of this area was reconfigured by the restoration of the Villa Torres and the Palazzo Zuccari by Maria Casimira, which included the construction of a bridge across the modern Via Sistina and the loggia of Palazzo Zuccari that faces the piazza in front of the church of Trinita dei Monti. Chapter 9 John Weretka The 'Non-aedicular Style' and the Roman Church Facade of the Early Eighteenth Century Architectural historical criticism has characterised the early eighteenth century as torn between the works and styles of the borroministi and the berninisti. These style-historical terms have been often been used in a simplistic way, utilising 'Morellian' characteristics such as the forms of mouldings and applied ornament as synecdoches for the style as a whole. Furthermore, the use of these terms has obscured the rich give-and-take that took place between these supposedly opposed stylistic positions. Through an analysis of six church facades erected in the city of Rome between 1721 and 1741, this chapter moves beyond the 'brute facts' presented by these facades towards hypotheses concerning their 'institutional facts', and shows that buildings of this period can be read as providing a lively commentary on one of the most persistent norms of architectural organisation in the Baroque church facade, the aedicule. The liberation from the aedicule present in some of these buildings forms the operating rationale for a distinct style of architectural conception typical in Rome at the start of the eighteenth century.
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495915424

Category: Education

Page: 1216

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The 14TH EDITION of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide, coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their individual learning styles. GARDNER's has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers -- generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide suitable for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparison tools, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gnomon

Author: Ludwig Curtius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241215900

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 2777

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Croatia effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia - showing you what others only tell you.
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Fodor's Greek Islands

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0307928659

Category: Travel

Page: 584

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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to the Greek Islands and the Best of Athens. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with the Greek Islands as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Greek geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know the Greek Islands: When Athenians want a break, they often make a quick crossing to the idyllic islands of the Saronic Gulf. Car-free Hydra is a relaxing retreat with stone houses set above a gorgeously festive harbor. Aegina is noted for its medieval Old Town and magnificent Temple of Aphaia. Spetses has a time-burnished town hiding treasures like Bouboulina’s House. To the northeast, the Northern Sporades delivers quintessential Greek-island pleasures: villages spilling down hillsides like giant sugar cubes, Byzantine monasteries, and ageless paths, where the tinkle of goat bells may be the only sound for miles. Off the west coast of the Greek mainland lies Corfu, a temperate multihued island with emerald mountains and turquoise waters. The island has an equally colorful history, reflecting the commingling of Corinthians, Romans, Goths, Normans, and Venetians, among others. The Cyclades are the ultimate Mediterranean archipelago. Santorini is the most picturesque. Mykonos takes the prize for hedonism. Mountainous Folegandros, verdant Naxos, idyllic Sifnos, and church-studded Tinos all have distinct charms. Crete is Greece’s southernmost and largest island. The island is home to some of Greece’s tallest mountains, its deepest gorge, many of its best beaches, and a wealth of Venetian and Byzantine wonders. The Dodecanese (Twelve Islands) are the easternmost holdings of Greece and are set around the shores of Turkey and Asia Minor. Each of the green and gold Northern Aegean Islands is distinct: Chios retains an eerie beauty amid its fortified villages and Byzantine monasteries, Lesbos is a forgetaway favored by artists and writers, and lush, mountainous Samos whispers of antiquity. Most travelers to the Greek Islands make at least a stopover in Athens. Greece’s capital is a city of tried and true pleasures: the endless parade of cafés, the charming Plaka district, and most of all, the glorious remnants of one of the greatest civilizations the West has produced. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s Greek Islands, 2nd Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images
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Procuring Innovative Architecture

Author: Leon van Schaik,Geoffrey London

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136991166

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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The case studies in this book describe how clients’ promotion of innovative communities of practice has led to important collections of architectural works. The book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of their approaches. Architects and clients will understand what to look for as they construct their careers and their portfolios with innovation as a goal. It is taken for granted nowadays that supporting innovative architecture benefits society. In countries as diverse as Austria, Australia, Belgium, England, Japan, South East Asia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA, retailers, institutions, local and regional government and transport authorities have established substantial bodies of work by new and emerging architects. This books looks at what their goals are and how they have achieved them. Is it possible to promote sustainable communities of innovative practice through such patronage? Can innovation be ‘kick-started’ by importing visionary works?
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