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Showpiece and Utility

Showpiece and Utility

Eighteenth-century Neapolitan Staircases

By (author) Dirk De Meyer

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Eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases present a shift from the traditional, monumental Baroque palace stairs towards the staircase that is serving four, five or more levels of apartments of different social standing. While prefiguring stairs in modern apartment buildings, they solve issues of aristocratic etiquette as well as practical plan arrangements. They are showpiece and utility in one.

At times grand and imposing, at times cramped in tapered courtyards, these staircases are numerous and disparate in form. This book documents seven of them, by Neapolitan architects such as Ferdinando Sanfelice. It is the outcome of a master seminar in Architectural History at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University.

Specifications
Publisher
Exhibitions International
ISBN
9789076714493
Published
17th Jan 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
United Kingdom and Ireland
Size
240 mm x 170 mm
Pages
128 Pages
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