The Hanoverian Court and the Triumph of Palladio: The Palladian Revival in Hanover and England c. 1700

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Architecture, the most utilitarian of the arts, does not concern itself solely with fulfilling the practical and aesthetic needs of humanity. Its other important role is the production and protection of ideological structures. This book examines the strategic role of architecture in the organization of several fundamental cultural transactions, namely the controlling of political power, and the structuring and preserving of social order. The context of the study is the ascendancy of the Hanoverian dynasty in Germany and England around 1700. The historical context of the Hanoverian ascendancy constitutes the focal point of the first chapter, whereas the second chapter deals with the cultural life of the Hanoverian court and its art patronage. In these sections, historiography, opera, painting and architecture are treated as essential parts of a consciously created cultural programme, as mirrors that the Hanoverian court held up to itself. Economic, political and social realities of the day are also discussed. The analytical focus of the study is on the designs for Palladian villas associated with the artistic patronage of George Louis. The third chapter centres on these projects: the design for a villa with wings of ca. 1708 (Lambert Friedrich Corfey), contemporary villa design by Gottfried Laurenz Pictorius, and an anonymous design for a palazzo in villa intended to replace the Electoral hunting lodge in Wienhausen. The author next examines monuments and architectural designs created within the sphere of influence of Hanoverian court idiom: from the Veneto-inspired architecture at the court of the elder branch of the Guelphs in Wolfenbüttel to the manifestations of classicizing Palladian taste at the courts in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Cassel. The final chapter assesses the ramifications of the new evidence for architecture outside the German Empire, more specifically for the genesis of the Palladian revival in English architecture.

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Barbara Arciszewska
Published by DiG, Warsaw (2002)
ISBN 10: 8371812442 ISBN 13: 9788371812446
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Book Description DiG, Warsaw, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Scarce hardcover, published in a limited academic edition of 500 copies, out of print according to the publisher's website, 375pp, numerous b&w illustrations in text, NOT ex-library. Originally presented as author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Toronto). Mint interior, pages still smell new; very good firm binding. Gently frayed end of pagemarker ribbon. Cream boards show a hint of sunning, faint dusty / dark storage marks, tiny creases to spine ends; price blacked out on rear panel. Published without a dust jacket. --- Architecture, the most utilitarian of the arts, does not concern itself solely with fulfilling the practical and aesthetic needs of humanity. Its other important role is the production and protection of ideological structures. This book examines the strategic role of architecture in the organization of several fundamental cultural transactions, namely the controlling of political power, and the structuring and preserving of social order. The context of the study is the ascendancy of the Hanoverian dynasty in Germany and England around 1700. The historical context of the Hanoverian ascendancy constitutes the focal point of the first chapter, whereas the second chapter deals with the cultural life of the Hanoverian court and its art patronage. In these sections, historiography, opera, painting and architecture are treated as essential parts of a consciously created cultural programme, as mirrors that the Hanoverian court held up to itself. Economic, political and social realities of the day are also discussed. The analytical focus of the study is on the designs for Palladian villas associated with the artistic patronage of George Louis. The third chapter centres on these projects: the design for a villa with wings of ca. 1708 (Lambert Friedrich Corfey), contemporary villa design by Gottfried Laurenz Pictorius, and an anonymous design for a palazzo in villa intended to replace the Electoral hunting lodge in Wienhausen. The author next examines monuments and architectural designs created within the sphere of influence of Hanoverian court idiom: from the Veneto-inspired architecture at the court of the elder branch of the Guelphs in Wolfenbüttel to the manifestations of classicizing Palladian taste at the courts in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Cassel. The final chapter assesses the ramifications of the new evidence for architecture outside the German Empire, more specifically for the genesis of the Palladian revival in English architecture. Contents: 1.Political Ascendancy of the Younger Branch of the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg Around 1700; 2.Hanoverian Court Under the First Electors: Patronage of Art and Architecture in Hanover Before 1714 [Hanoverian Court Under Ernest August and Sophia 1680-1698; Architectural Patronage in Hanover Prior to the Reign of George Louis; Hanoverian Court Under George Louis 1698-1714; Architectural Patronage of George Louis of Brunswick-Lüneburg]; 3. Palladio-Inspired Projects Related to the Patronage of George Louis of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the Lector of Hanover [Designs of Palladian Villas Attributed to Lambert Friedrich Corfey and Gottfried Laurenz Pictorius; Anonymous Design for the Electoral Lodge in Wienhausen; Significance of the Villa as a Building Type Associated With the Patronage of George Louis of Brunswick-Lüneburg]; 4.Dissemination of the Architectural Idiom Associated With the Hanoverian Court 1680-1714 [Architecture Sponsored by the Hanoverian Aristocracy; Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Guelph Palladianism; Brandenburg-Prussia Palladianism and the Protestant Monarchy; Electorate of the Palatinate. Stuart Legacy. Theoretical Foundations of the Palladian Revival in Germany Around 1700; Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel. Visionary Palladianism; Hanoverian Palladianism Versus the Reichsstil]; 5.Hanoverian Court and the English Palladian Revival of the 18th Century. Bookseller Inventory # 002787

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