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Plasmato dal fuoco. La scultura in bronzo nella Firenze degli ultimi Medici.

Firenze, Galleria degli Uffizi, September 18, 2019 - January 12, 2020.
Edited by Bellesi S., Gennaioli R. and Schmidt E. D.
Livorno, 2019; hardback, pp. 400, 550 col. ill., cm 24x28.
(Le Gallerie degli Uffizi).

cover price: € 50.00

Plasmato dal fuoco. La scultura in bronzo nella Firenze degli ultimi Medici.

Total price: € 50.00 € 154.00 add to cart carrello

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Gli Splendori del Bronzo. Mobili ed oggetti d'arredo tra Francia e l'Italia. 1750-1850

Co-Editore: Omega Arte.
Torino, 2002; paperback, pp. 182, b/w ill., 102 col. ill., col. plates, cm 21x28.

FREE (cover price: € 60.00)

Gli Splendori del Bronzo. Mobili ed oggetti d'arredo tra Francia e l'Italia. 1750-1850

L'industria artistica del bronzo del Rinascimento a Venezia e nell'Italia settentrionale

Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi, Venezia - Fondazione Giorgio Cini, October 23 - October 24, 2007.
Edited by Avery V. and Ceriana M.
Translation by Ermini G.
Trento, 2008; paperback, pp. 480, b/w ill., cm 21,5x29.
(Pubblicazioni del Comitato Nazionale per le celebrazioni del 550° anniversario della nascita di Tullio Lombardo).

FREE (cover price: € 44.00)

L'industria artistica del bronzo del Rinascimento a Venezia e nell'Italia settentrionale

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Reinventing Pompeii. From Wall Painting to Iron Construction in the Industrial Revolution

Campisano Editore

English Text.
Roma, 2020; paperback, pp. 256, 60 b/w ill., 50 col. ill., cm 15,5x21,5.
(Saggi di Storia dell'Arte. 63).

series: Saggi di Storia dell'Arte

ISBN: 88-85795-39-0 - EAN13: 9788885795396

Subject: Historical Essays,History of Architecture

Places: Campania,Naples

Languages:  english text  

Weight: 0.65 kg


Pompeii exists not only in its concrete materiality in-situ and ex-situ, but also in countless adaptations and re-interpretations which shape our cities and deeply affect the modern world. This book examines the impact of Pompeian wall paintings on European architectural design and discourse during the Industrial Revolution, with particular focus on the role of the Vesuvian city as a laboratory for the creation of a new 'iron style'. When cast iron first appeared as a building material, architects faced unprecedented challenges after millennia of stone construction: cast iron required a new language, a new syntax, new proportions and ornamental patterns suited to the characteristics of the material and in line with the functional and aesthetic standards of modern cities. In this context, the imaginary structures painted on the walls of Pompeian buildings, interpreted as a prefiguration of a light, airy, dematerialised architectural order, were adapted to the needs of the time through a process of transfer from one medium (painted surface) to another (three-dimensional structure). A selection of case studies - including works by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Henri Labrouste, Jakob Ignaz Hittorff, and Gottfried Semper - illustrate how the so-called Pompeian arabesques, i.e.
models, motifs, and ideas found in fresco paintings, were transformed into iron elements at various scales, ranging from the decorative detail to the structural support. This study also explores other forms of dialogue with the ancient city, both theoretical and applied, as well as archaeological, art historical, and philosophical issues related to the paintings and their afterlife.

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