Book , Print in English

The city rehearsed : object, architecture, and print in the worlds of Hans Vredeman de Vries

Christopher P. Heuer.
  • London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
  • xi, 295 pages : illustrations(some colored) ; 26 cm.
  • "The City Rehearsed examines architecture and print culture after the Protestant Reformation. Centered on the strange Netherlandish painter Hans Vredeman de Vries (1526-1609), it discusses changes in the definition of perspective and ornament under Protestant critiques of the image, and looks at some of the fascinating ways architecture was redefined by the ability of art to circulate globally." "The first sustained study of Vredeman in English, Heuer's book tracks the movement of his works to Spain, Mexico, and beyond arguing for a new way of writing about European art around 1600. Looking beyond criteria like beauty and humanism it turns to categories like collaboration, copying, and failure to map the intellectual horizons (and art-historical afterlife) of a moment after the "Renaissance" had matured. This engaging book will be of interest to any student of architectural history, art history, philosophy or early modern culture."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Introduction. Iconoclasm's faces
  • 1. Unbuilt architecture in the world of things
  • 2. Antwerp: the city rehearsed
  • 3. Guidebooks to chaos
  • 4. vanishing self
  • 5. Hidden terrors: the Perspective (1604-05)
  • 6. Epilogue: Vredeman and the modern.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-284) and index.
  • 9780415433068
  • 0415433061
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2008014932
  • OCLC: 223106022
  • OCLC: 223106022