Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Urban architecture
(3,279 words)

A. Concept

There was no equivalent in the terminologies of earlier eras for the concept of UA, which was developed in the 19th cent. There was, however, an idea in existence from Antiquity of a planned conception of the key elements of urban design (e.g. streets, squares, blocks, individual buildings, parks and water facilities) that reflected social and aesthetic concerns, emerging in conjunction with the phenomenon of the town as a feature of settlement geography distinct, for instance, from ind…

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Erben, Dietrich (München), “Urban architecture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004984>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20170126



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