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eBook Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections On Renaissance Italy (Icon Editions) ePub

by David Mayernik

  • ISBN: 0813365929
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: David Mayernik
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Icon Ed edition (September 3, 2003)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1412 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1298 kb
  • Other: azw lit mobi mbr
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 622

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Personal Name: Mayernik, David. Formatted Contents Note: Rome : the memory city Venice and the sea : the city of Venus Florence vs. Siena : the battle for paradise Pienza : small town, big idea Conclusion : What we've lost and why these ideas matter today.

Personal Name: Mayernik, David. Rubrics: Architecture, Renaissance Italy.

274 pages : 22 cm. "In Timeless Cities, architect David Mayernik reveals how Rome, Venice, Florence, Siena, and Pienza emerged from the cultural ideas of humanism that characterized Italian society from late antiquity to the eighteenth century. Cities were literally designed to be models of the mind and images of heaven. Mayernik takes the reader on an architect's tour of these five cities and describes the cultural beliefs and ideas behind the buildings. Not only a journey into the past, Timeless Cities also explains why these city-building ideas are relevant today.

In Timeless Cities, architect David Mayernik reveals how Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, and Pienza emerged from the .

In Timeless Cities, architect David Mayernik reveals how Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, and Pienza emerged from the cultural For Italian city builders over the course of a thousand years, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things about who they were and what they longed fo. Download now Timeless cities : an architect's reflections on Renaissance Italy David Mayernik. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format. ISBN: 0151010242 (hardcover) Author: Fulmer, David.

Book DescriptionFor Italian city builders more than a thousand years ago, the urban realm was the great theater where their . Mayernik takes the reader on a journey into the past in Timeless Cities, but he also explains why these city-building ideas remain relevant today

Book DescriptionFor Italian city builders more than a thousand years ago, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things about who they were and what they longe. Mayernik takes the reader on a journey into the past in Timeless Cities, but he also explains why these city-building ideas remain relevant today. For those travelling on vacation or appreciating the art and architecture of Italy from home, Mayernik helpsbring the wonder and beauty of the Renaissance mind a little closer.

Timeless Cities is indeed a wonderful journey, a voyage across time and ideas. An architect and traveler, his writing is filled with the passion of one who truly loves and understands the tradition of those great cities: the tradition of humanism

Timeless Cities is indeed a wonderful journey, a voyage across time and ideas. An architect and traveler, his writing is filled with the passion of one who truly loves and understands the tradition of those great cities: the tradition of humanism. For all for whom life is, above all, a cherished series of discoveries and experiences, Mayernik extends a masterful invitation to explore those places which stir our souls and which demonstrate the highest fulfillment of our collective potential for cultural and artistic achievement.

Print Length: 288 pages. I can't say this is very well written, and it often drags, but it's quite interesting to hear a working architect's opinions on renaissance architecture - not just that of art historians or other scholars. Publication Date: March 25, 2009. Sold by: Hachette Book Group. You shouldn't think it's highly technical, but it is somehow more like an engineering book than a humanistic one (though he does touch on social history, rivalries between cities, and famous personages). An interesting addition to your library if it already includes some books on this area. One person found this helpful.

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By Professor David Mayernik. In Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy (Westview Press), Prof. David Mayernik traces the continuity of the Idea of the City in five Italian cities from late antiquity through the 18th century, looking most deeply at the extended Renaissance, examining both the urban artifacts themselves and what the people who built them said and thought about them

For Italian city builders over the course of a thousand years, the urban realm was the great theater where their best aspirations were played out, the place where society said the most substantial things about who they were and what they longed for. In Timeless Cities , architect David Mayernik reveals how Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, and Pienza emerged from the cultural ideas of humanism that characterized Italian society from late antiquity to the eighteenth century. Cities were literally designed to be models of the mind and images of heaven. Mayernik takes the reader on an architect's tour of these five cities and describes the cultural beliefs and ideas behind the buildings. Not only a journey into the past, Timeless Cities also explains why these city-building ideas are relevant today. Whether travelling on holiday or appreciating the art and architecture of Italy from home, Mayernik helps bring the wonder and beauty of the Italian mind and its great cities a little closer.

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Samuhn Samuhn
The idealistic author argues that cities require a predetermined purpose, a self-image that will be transcribed in its development through time. Conversely, a city's architecture and layout embody its memory and reveal its true nature. To illustrate this, the author discusses at some length the pre-18th century development of Rome, Venice, Florence, Sienna and Pienza.

Needless to say, the approach is highly intellectual. The author for instance draws various conclusions from the «architectural pun» created in ancient Rome by the construction, back to back, of a temple to Venus, goddess of love (AMOR in Latin) and a temple to the city per se (ROMA in Latin). In Venice, he likens all of piazza San Marco to an open-air church _ the Basilica acting as the sanctuary _ whereas the shape of Sienna's Campo is described as an analogy to the Virgin's protective cloak.

This requires of course on the reader's part a good prior knowledge of the cities discussed and the book would in fact definitely benefit by being more systematic and extensive.

Unfortunately, illustrations are in black and white and not up to par with what is now expected for such a topic. Even the image on the cover page is strangely unappealing!

Despite these shortcomings, many planners and city-lovers in general will find this book worthwhile.
Atineda Atineda
Timeless Cities is indeed a wonderful journey, a voyage across time and ideas. The author tells a poetic, scholarly and delightful story of five Italian cities and how they became meaningful and memorable places, remaining so to this day.
For those who have experienced the magical, transforming impact Rome, Florence, Venice, Siena and Pienza have on their visitors, David Mayernik unlocks the richly poetic ideas which are their very essence. An architect and traveler, his writing is filled with the passion of one who truly loves and understands the tradition of those great cities: the tradition of humanism.
For all for whom life is, above all, a cherished series of discoveries and experiences, Mayernik extends a masterful invitation to explore those places which stir our souls and which demonstrate the highest fulfillment of our collective potential for cultural and artistic achievement. He then challenges us to again seek to create cities "through which dance the Muses", cities which are "built Ideas suffused with cultural Memory". Accept his gracious invitation. It is a journey you will treasure.
blac wolf blac wolf
I can't say this is very well written, and it often drags, but it's quite interesting to hear a working architect's opinions on renaissance architecture -- not just that of art historians or other scholars. You shouldn't think it's highly technical, but it is somehow more like an engineering book than a humanistic one (though he does touch on social history, rivalries between cities, and famous personages). An interesting addition to your library if it already includes some books on this area.
Modigas Modigas
Mr. Mayernik transports the reader to the glorious past of Rome, Venice, Florence, Siena, and Pienza; a past in which city builders sought to make their cities into reflections of the perfect heavenly City of God; a past in which every stone, every building, every piazza was an episode of the larger urban narrative that played itself for its citizens as a great "theatre of the mind."
Mr. Mayernik's writing allows us to view the urban mythologies of these places not as History, events frozen in by gone times and no longer capable of speaking to present generations, but as living lessons in city building; he invites his audience to learn the 'language' of these five cities so that we too can build memorable places.