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Becoming an Architect in Renaissance Italy
Art, Science, and the Career of Baldassarre Peruzzi

Ann C. Huppert

A leading architect of the Italian Renaissance, Baldassarre Peruzzi (1481–1536) has, until now, been a little-known, enigmatic figure. A paucity of biographical documentation and a modest number of surviving buildings, coupled with an undeservedly critical assessment by Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), have long cast Peruzzi’s career in shadow. With Becoming an Architect in Renaissance Italy, Ann C. Huppert taps into a known, but neglected resource—Peruzzi’s autograph drawings—and reveals the full scope and artistic mastery of Peruzzi’s work and its enduring influence.
 
Extraordinary not only in their beauty and design inventiveness, but also in the varied representational techni...


2015   224 pp.  35 color + 140 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300203950  $85.00 tx

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