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The gallery as an early modern type of space in European castle and palace architecture was an elongated promenade and display room. In contrast to the typologically and functionally related loggia in Italy (e.g. the Vatican loggias, c. 1518), a gallery is enclosed. At least one long side is heavily fenestrated and can provide well-designed landscape vistas. Although a gallery can serve as a co…

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Hoppe, Stephan, “Gallery”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019595>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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