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The House of Gold - Richard J Goy

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TIn 1406 a young Venetian nobleman, Marin Contarini, married into another ancient patrician clan. His wife's family owned an old palace on the Grand Canal. Contarini demolished the old palace and, in 1421, he began to build the C... d'Oro, his 'House of Gold'. This 1993 book tells the history of the building of the palace over a period of nearly twenty years. After a general introduction to the city of Venice at the beginning of the quattrocento, Dr Goy discusses the background to the building of the palace. There follows a discussion of the building industry in Venice in this flourishing period, and of the functions of the three chief building crafts. In the latter half of the study, the whole building process is recreated in detail; the relationships between Contarini and his craftsmen are analysed, as is the pivotal role of Contarini himself, the architect manqué whose monument this was to become.

Item details

Author(s):
Richard J Goy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20 x 27.5 cm
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521405130
ISBN-13:
9780521405133
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The House of Gold

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TIn 1406 a young Venetian nobleman, Marin Contarini, married into another ancient patrician clan. His wife's family owned an old palace on the Grand Canal. Contarini demolished the old palace and, in 1421, he began to build the C... d'Oro, his 'House of Gold'. This 1993 book tells the history of the building of the palace over a period of nearly twenty years. After a general introduction to the city of Venice at the beginning of the quattrocento, Dr Goy discusses the background to the building of the palace. There follows a discussion of the building industry in Venice in this flourishing period, and of the functions of the three chief building crafts. In the latter half of the study, the whole building process is recreated in detail; the relationships between Contarini and his craftsmen are analysed, as is the pivotal role of Contarini himself, the architect manqué whose monument this was to become.

Author(s):
Richard J Goy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20 x 27.5 cm
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521405130
ISBN-13:
9780521405133
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The House of Gold

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