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Between words and drawings: Dissertation on a newly found illustrated version of "De architectura"


1993 1993

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation is the beginning of a research on the history of a Renaissance manuscript: the illustrated version of Vitruvius's De architectura now in the Biblioteca Ariostea of Ferrara.

The Ferrara manuscript is important for several reasons. It is the first attempt to create a complete apparatus of illustrations for De architectura; it shows the procedures which were necessary to create this kind of document; it raises many problems on the relationships between text and illustration.

After a general introduction and presentation of the document I investigate the content of the first twelve folios of the Ferrara manuscript, and concentrate my attention on the obverse and reverse of folio 78 where Vitruvius' III,i,1-7 is transcribed and illustrated.

The aim of this dissertation is to demonstrate that the systematic introduction of illustrations transformed the meaning of De architectura, written to be read and not to be seen.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Architecture;
Art History;
Literature;
Middle Ages
Classification
0729: Architecture
0377: Art History
0297: Literature
0297: Middle Ages
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts, Language, literature and linguistics, Italy, manuscript illustrations
Title
Between words and drawings: Dissertation on a newly found illustrated version of "De architectura"
Author
Sgarbi, Claudio
Number of pages
180
Publication year
1993
Degree date
1993
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 54/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9321475
ProQuest document ID
304090868
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304090868
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