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Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture by  James S Ackerman - First Edition / 1st Printing - 1991 - from West Side Book Shop, ABAA and Biblio.com

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Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture

by Ackerman, James S

Condition: Fine/Fine


Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Quarto. xxvii, 561 pp, preface, Xenion: A Bread and Butter Letter by Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt and Richard Krautheimer; Selected bibliography by James S. Achrman; I. Historical and Critial Theory; 1. Style; 2. Transaction in Architectural Design; 3. Interpretation, Response: Toward a Theory of Art Criticism. II. Art and Science: 4. Alberti's Light; 5. Leonardo's Eye; 6. On Early Renaissance Color Thiroy and Practice; 7. Early Renaissance "Naturalism" and Scientific Illustration. III. Renaissance Architecture: 8. "Ars Sine Scientia Nihil Est": Gothic Theory of Architecture at the Cathedral of Milan; 9. The Certosa of Pavia and the Renaissance Villa; 11. the Belvedere as a Classical Villa; 12. Architectural Practice in the Italian Renaissance; 13. The Capitoline Hill; 14. The Gesu in the Light of Contemporary Church Design; 15. The Geopolitics of Venetan Architecture in the Time of Titian; 16. The Tuscan/Rustic Order: A Study in the Metaphorical Language of Architecture; photogaph credits, index of names with b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1991. "These essays by one of America's foremost historians of art and architecture range over theory and criticism, the search for connections between art and science in the Renaissance, and specific works of Renaissance' architecture." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine.


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