Venetian Vernacular Architecture: Traditional Housing in the Venetian Lagoon
Cambridge University Press, 14 apr. 2011 - 384 pagina's
This book is an introduction to the vernacular or 'minor' architecture of the villages of the Venetian lagoon, excluding the historic centre of the city itself. This 1989 study provides an authoritative account of their architectural style and development and a companion volume to Dr Goy's Chioggia and the Villages of the Venetian Lagoon (1985). In a broadly based and fully illustrated discussion, the author aims to show how certain, often palatial, architectural forms found in the Venetian metropolis were modified when transferred to the outlying, 'suburban' communities of the lagoon, which were constructed in far more trying conditions when materials and skilled labour were both in short supply. The book offers an encyclopaedic guide to almost all aspects of the building process, paying particular attention to materials, motifs, decoration and the organisation of labour, and also gives valuable English translations of such primary sources as Sansovino and Palladio.
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Building materials and their sources
Methods of construction and vernacular details
The guild system and the building crafts
The economics of building in the lagoon
adjacent aedicule androne architecture balcony beams brick building built Ca d'Oro Campo casa padronale central chimneys Chioggia city centre Codussi Corner cornice cortile decoration detail ducats eighteenth century example facade fairly fdntego fenestration fifteenth century first-floor flanking Fondamenta gable Giudecca gothic gothic house Grand Canal Grimani ground floor guild hall house on Rio important island Istrian stone lagunar larger houses later lesser lido loggia main facade Malamocco Mazzorbo metres modest Murano notable original padronali palaces Palazzetto Palazzo Comunale Palazzo Foscari Palazzo Giustinian Palazzo Grimani Palazzo Trevisan Palladio patrician pdrtego pediment Pellestrina period Pesaro piano nobile Piazza probably quay Renaissance rents Rio dei Vetrai roof rooms Sansovino Serliana sestiere seventeenth century side similar simple sixteenth smaller Soranzo spacious square structure surviving terrace Terraferma three storeys three-light window timber Torcello traditional tripartite plan typical usually Venetian Venetian lagoon Venezia Venice villas walls Zanetti zones