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The Resource The Escorial : art and power in the Renaissance, Henry Kamen

The Escorial : art and power in the Renaissance, Henry Kamen

Label
The Escorial : art and power in the Renaissance
Title
The Escorial
Title remainder
art and power in the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Henry Kamen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few buildings have played so central a role in Spain's history as the monastery-palace of San Lorenzo del Escorial. Colossal in size and imposing -- even forbidding -- in appearance, the Escorial has invited and defied description for four centuries. Part palace, part monastery, part mausoleum, it has also served as a shrine, a school, a repository for thousands of relics, and one of the greatest libraries of its time. Constructed over the course of more than twenty years, the Escorial challenged and provoked, becoming for some a symbol of superstition and oppression, for others a 'wonder of the world.' Now a World Heritage Site, it is visited by thousands of travelers every year. In this intriguing study, Henry Kamen looks at the circumstances that brought the young Philip II to commission construction of the Escorial in 1563. He explores Philip's motivation, the influence of his travels, the meaning of the design, and its place in Spanish culture. It represents a highly engaging narrative of the high point of Spanish imperial dominance, in which contemporary preoccupations with art, religion, and power are analyzed in the context of this remarkable building."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamen, Henry
Dewey number
946/.41
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DP402.E8
LC item number
K36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philip
  • Renaissance
  • Monasteries
  • Palaces
  • Historic buildings
  • Art and society
  • Architecture and society
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • San Lorenzo del Escorial (Spain)
  • San Lorenzo del Escorial (Spain)
  • Philip
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Architecture and society
  • Art and society
  • Buildings
  • Historic buildings
  • Monasteries
  • Palaces
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Renaissance
  • Spain
Label
The Escorial : art and power in the Renaissance, Henry Kamen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis -- The battle -- Foundation -- The magic temple of wisdom -- The prisoner of the Escorial -- A brace of eagles: images of power and monarchy -- The Hall of Battles -- Powerhouse of faith -- Inventing the Escorial
Control code
808346489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168259
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300168259
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111qkp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346489
Label
The Escorial : art and power in the Renaissance, Henry Kamen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis -- The battle -- Foundation -- The magic temple of wisdom -- The prisoner of the Escorial -- A brace of eagles: images of power and monarchy -- The Hall of Battles -- Powerhouse of faith -- Inventing the Escorial
Control code
808346489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168259
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300168259
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111qkp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346489

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