The Emblem and Architecture: Studies in Applied Emblematics from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries (Hardcover)

The Emblem and Architecture: Studies in Applied Emblematics from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries By P. Daly (Editor), Hj Boker (Editor) Cover Image

The Emblem and Architecture: Studies in Applied Emblematics from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries (Hardcover)

By P. Daly (Editor), Hj Boker (Editor)

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This publication is a collection of essays on the function and significance of emblematic decoration of buildings in Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, dealing with general issues involved in architectural emblematics, while a number of the essays are case studies of specific types of building. The emblematic decoration of buildings, both secular and ecclesiastical, was widespread in Europe from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The function and significance of such decoration is, however, frequently overlooked. The two introductory essays seek to come to grips with the general issues involved in architectural emblematics. The remaining essays are case studies of specific types of building while the final two consider the relation of architecture to the book. The essays are revised versions of selected papers presented at an international conference on the subject held at the Canadian centre for Architecture in November 1994.
Product Details ISBN: 9782503507767
ISBN-10: 250350776X
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
Publication Date: May 15th, 1999
Pages: 334
Language: English
Series: Imago Figurata Studies