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by Dr. Catherine Wilkinson Zerner


Juan de Herrera book. This first comprehensive treatment of Juan de Herrera in English examines the roles of this great architect and his patron in their creation of a new era in Spanish architecture.

Juan de Herrera book. This first comprehensive treatment of Juan de Herrera in English examines.

by Catherine Wilkinson Zerner. In the second half of the 16th century, Philip II of Spain set out to use the revenues of the richest state in the world to create buildings worthy of his Habsburg inheritance and he chose a young and inexperienced gentleman soldier, Juan de Herrera, to be his principle architect. The remarkable partnership between the king and Herrera - courtier, intellectual and architect - lasted more than 30 years.

In the second half of the 16th century, Philip II of Spain set out to use the revenues of the richest state in the world to create buildings worthy of his Habsburg inheritance and he chose a young and inexperienced gentleman soldier, Juan de Herrera, to be his principle architect. The buildings they produced, among them the Escorial, the Merchants' Exchange in Seville and the urban renewal of Madrid, instilled new ideas that were to nourish Spain and European architecture for centuries to come.

From Antiquity to Baroque. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 54 No. 3, Se. 1995 (pp. 375-376) DOI: 1. 307/991013. Find this author on Google Scholar. This is a PDF-only article. The first page of the PDF of this article appears above.

Juan de Herrera: Architect to Philip II of Spain. by Catherine Wilkinson Zerner. Of all the Spanish architects who languish in oblivion, none is less deserving of his fate than Juan de Herrera (c. 1530–1597), the leading architect of the Spanish Renaissance. To the English-speaking world, Spain is a country with architecture but no architects. Herrera’s stature has always been hard to measure, despite the fact that, for thirtyfour years, he served the most powerful monarch of the time, Philip II (1556–1598), and was involved in dozens of projects, including the Escorial, arguably the greatest architectural work of the later sixteenth century.

Juan de Herrera, architect, principal designer of the monumental Escorial, a structure that expressed the .

Juan de Herrera, architect, principal designer of the monumental Escorial, a structure that expressed the ideals of imperial Spain in the 16th century. Serving as the royal inspector of monuments, he witnessed the imitation of the Herreran style in churches and palaces throughout Spain. After studying at the University of Valladolid, Herrera accompanied King Philip II of Spain to Italy and Brussels (1547–51) as a courtier, and from 1551 to 1559 he was with the king in Italy and at Yuste, Spain. In 1563 he was appointed assistant to Juan Bautista de Toledo at El Escorial, and in 1572 he was appointed head architect.

CATHERINE WILKINSON ZERNER Professor BROWN UNIVERSITY Department of History of Art and Architecture .

CATHERINE WILKINSON ZERNER Professor BROWN UNIVERSITY Department of History of Art and Architecture, Box 1855. Juan de Herrera: Architect to Philip II of Spain, Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 1993 Winner of the Eleanor Tufts Award for best book on a Spanish subject from the Society for Spanish Art Historical Studies, 1994; nominated for the Alice David Hitchcock Book Award given by the Society of Architectural Historians) Juan de Herrera, arquitecto de Felipe II, Ediciones Akal

Catherine Wilkinson-Zerner has produced a book of considerable significance.

Catherine Wilkinson-Zerner has produced a book of considerable significance. Juan de Herrera, her supremely efficient and effective subject, has emerged more clearly than ever before. John Bold, Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society. Winner of the 1994 Eleanor Tufts Award given by the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies.

Juan de Herrera by Wilkinson-Zerner, Catherine. Juan de Herrera: architect to Philip II of Spain. 1993, Yale University Press.

Wilkinson-Zerner, Catherine. 216 pp. Wright, A. D. Catholicism and Spanish Society under the Reign of Philip II, 1555-1598, and Philip III, 1598-1621. Peter Thomas Rooney, "Habsburg Fiscal Policies in Portugal 1580-1640". Journal of European Economic History 1994 23(3): 545-562. php?title Philip II of Spain&oldid 1275376".

In the second half of the 16th century, Philip II of Spain set out to use the revenues of the richest state in the world to create buildings worthy of his Habsburg inheritance and he chose a young and inexperienced gentleman soldier, Juan de Herrera, to be his principle architect. The remarkable partnership between the king and Herrera - courtier, intellectual and architect - lasted more than 30 years. The buildings they produced, among them the Escorial, the Merchants' Exchange in Seville and the urban renewal of Madrid, instilled new ideas that were to nourish Spain and European architecture for centuries to come. This treatment of Herrera examines the roles of a great architect and patron in their creation of a new era of Spanish architecture. Catherine Zerner begins with the events that led to Herrera's becoming an architect and proceeds to reconstruct his architectural thought and practice in the Spanish context. Herrera's intellectual outlook was closer to the sciences than to the fine arts and his ambition was to reconstitute architecture as an art of building that embraced all kinds of structures in a new aesthetic that was independent of painting and sculpture. His designs, unornamented to the point of plainess, were based upon the repetition of simple and recognizable forms that could be adapted to virtually any building. In a series of chapters on the royal palaces, the Escorial, religious architecture and civic projects, the author aims to show how and why Herrera's plain style of uncompromising abstraction - the famous "estilo desornamentado" - became indelibly associated with the ideology of Philip II's kingship and the values of Spanish Habsburg rule.
Juan de Herrera: Architect to Philip II of Spain ebook
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