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The Italian piazza transformed : Parma in the communal age

Author: Areli Marina
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the history and architecture of two city squares, constructed by rival political parties, in the Italian city of Parma from 1196 to 1300"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Areli Marina
ISBN: 9780271050706 0271050705
OCLC Number: 713567408
Awards: Winner of Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize 2013
Description: xvii, 198 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: About the reconstruction diagrams --
Introduction --
The production of order. (Re)constructing the Piazza del Duomo --
(Re)constructing the communal piazza --
The piazza and public life. The legislation of order --
The eloquent piazza --
Epilogue. Parma's spatial practice compared --
Appendixes. On measurement, module, and geometry in medieval Parma --
The communal buildings of Parma : evidence and interpretation --
Salimbene de Adam's account of Parma's late thirteenth-century --
Architectural projects.
Responsibility: Areli Marina.

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