New Book | Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700–1759

Posted in books by Editor on December 27, 2014

From Taylor & Francis:

Victor Deupi, Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700–1759 (New York: Routledge, 2014), 214 pages, ISBN: 978-0415724395, $155.

9780415724395Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700–1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.

Victor Deupi explores why a powerful nation like Spain would temper its own building traditions with the more cosmopolitan trends associated with Rome; often at the expense of its own national and regional traditions. Through the inclusion of previously unpublished documents and images that shed light on the theoretical debates which shaped eighteenth-century architecture in Rome and Madrid, Architectural Temperance provides readers with new insights into the cultural history of early modern Spain.

Victor Deupi teaches the history of art and architecture at the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology and in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts
at Fairfield University. His research focuses on cultural politics in
the early modern Ibero-American world.

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Introduction: Architectural Temperance
1  Spain and Rome in the Early Eighteenth Century
2  Italian Grandeur
3  Metropoli Dell’ Universo
4  Iberian Architects in Rome
5  Santissima Trinità Degli Spagnoli in Via Condotti
6  Bourbon Patronage and Italian Influence
7  The Written Word and the Artifact


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