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Trachtenberg, Marvin

Works: 94 works in 228 publications in 3 languages and 5,771 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Marvin Trachtenberg
Architecture, from prehistory to postmodernity by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of buildings, groups of buildings, the styles in which they were built, and the architects responsible for them from Stonehenge to the present
The Statue of Liberty by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klappentext: Here is the absorbing and inspiring story of how the Statue of Liberty was planned, built, and transported to America, and how she became a national emblem of freedom and hope. It is the story, too, of Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor who labored for twenty years to create a monument that would express the sympathy and goodwill that existed between France and America. Filled with spectacular color and black-and-white photographs, the book examines the statue as a heroic work of art and as a powerful symbol that has continued to change and grow with the times
The Campanile of Florence Cathedral: "Giotto's tower." by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and German and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dominion of the eye : urbanism, art, and power in early modern Florence by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a spatial and historical analysis of the major squares of Florence, all built in the trecento together with primary civic monuments, Marvin Trachtenberg shows that, contrary to current belief, Florentine planners engaged in a theoretically sophisticated mode of practice. In these squares, geometrically structured perspectival views of the principal monuments were established long before Alberti and other Renaissance theorists may have promoted such planning. Including more than 50 new drawings and 200 illustrations, many published here for the first time, Dominion of the Eye challenges many of the cardinal truisms in the art history of the Renaissance, offering a new model for understanding the art of Italy in the early modern era
Building-in-time : from Giotto to Alberti and modern oblivion by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the pre-modern age in Europe, the architect built not merely with imagination, bricks and mortar, but with time, using vast quantities of duration as the means to erect monumental buildings that otherwise would have been impossible to achieve. Virtually all the great cathedrals of France and the rest of Europe were built by this deliberate practice, here given the name "Building-in-Time". It places an entirely new light on the major works of pre-modern Italy, from the Pisa cathedral group to the cathedrals of Milan, Venice and Siena, and from the monuments of fourteenth-century Florence to the new St Peter's. Even as this temporal regime was flourishing, the fifteenth-century Italian architect Leon Battista Alberti proposed a new one for architecture, in which time would ideally be excluded from the making of architecture ("Building-outside-Time"). Planning and building, which had always formed one fluid, imbricated process, were to be sharply divided, and the change that always came with time was to be excluded from architectural making
Arquitectura, de la prehistoria a la postmodernidad : la tradición occidental by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Mittelalter II by Otto von Simson( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeke Berman : photographs by Zeke Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, profile of a city, 312-1308 by Richard Krautheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic study, surveying the city's life from Christian Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Richard Krautheimer focuses on monuments of art and architecture as they reflect the historical events, the ideological currents, and the meaning Rome held for its contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated, this book tells an intriguing story in which the heritage of antiquity intertwines with the living presence of Christianity. Written by one of the great art historians of our time, it offers a profile of the Eternal City unlike any drawn in the past or likely to be drawn in the future."--Amazon
Zeke Berman, photographs : Lieberman & Saul Gallery, March 11-April 8, 1989 by Zeke Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Statue of Liberty by Marvin Trachtenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albrecht Duerer, the printmaker and self-publisher: His formative years up to the publication of the Apocalypse of 1498 by Rangsook Yoon( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation contextualizes Albrecht Durer's development as a printmaker and "self-publisher" and his undertaking of the 1498 Apocalypse within early printing culture. Bearing in mind recent studies on the paratext, I examine title pages of Apocalypse's German and Latin editions, as well as those of various printed books containing woodcut illustrations attributed to the young artist during his apprenticeship and journeyman years, including the Ship of Fools and The Knight of Turn. I demonstrate that Durer understood the gravity of properly titling a book and designing its title page for promotional purposes and that he developed a particular penchant for the xylographic method in designing book titles, the preference culminating in the title page of the Apocalypse. I maintain that Durer's frequent use of xylographic titles in his early career was a reflection of such a trend in Nuremberg incunabula and the influence of his master, Michael Wolgemut
What Brunelleschi saw : monument and site at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence by Marvin Trachtenberg( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayn Rand, Alberti and the authorial figure of the architect by Marvin Trachtenberg( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Build Proportions in Time, or Tie Knots in Space? : A Reassessment of the Renaissance Turn in Architectural Proportions by Marvin Trachtenberg( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Alberti, and most critically since Wittkower’s Architectural Principles, architectural theory has tended to construe ‘proportions’ in plenary, static terms. The dimension of time and change that relentlessly affects all human endeavor is not accommodated by the celebrated Albertian ideal of immutable design perfection, so perfect in all respects that once attained ‘nothing can be added, taken away, or altered, but for the worse’. This article, drawing on the author’s recent book, Building-in-Time from Giotto to Alberti and Modern Oblivion (Yale, 2010), outlines the antithetical, dynamic proportional methodology of the pre-Albertian architectural regime. Its point of departure was the author’s concept of durational aesthetics, according to which perfected architectural form is produced by a process of incessant revision. What distinguished this process from related ancient or neo-antique doctrines was above all its dynamic modality and participation in the fluid orientation and processes of ‘building-in-time’
Picturing the "primitive" : photography, architecture and the construction of Italian modernism, 1911-1936 by Lindsay R Harris( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1911, the fiftieth anniversary of Italian unification, and 1936, the year Italy's invasion of Ethiopia led to the declaration of the Fascist Empire, four large-scale exhibitions placed photographs of the country's "primitive" built domain in the center of critical debate surrounding the development of a civilized, modern architecture suitable for the Italian nation. These episodes form a fundamental framework through which to understand the broader political and cultural issues of Liberal and Fascist Italy
From dossale to macchina: The Silver Altar of Saint John the Baptist and its symbolic function in Florence by Joshua E Glazer( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation considers the history, form, function and meaning of Florence's Silver Altar of Saint John the Baptist. Arguably the most important work in precious metal ever produced in Tuscany, the sculptural ensemble was a key civic symbol and a source of tremendous pride for the Florentines. Although the entire project seems to be of one all-encompassing master plan, the present form is the result of several design changes over an extended period of time (1367-1483). Chapter One explores the origins of the cult of John the Baptist in Florence and seeks to account for the Precursor's emergence as the city's principal patron saint in the thirteenth century. In Chapter Two, the documents relating to the commissioning and fabrication of the fourteenth-century silver altar frontal are reviewed and the form of its earliest display on the baptistery's high alter is clarified by close visual analysis of the object itself. Biographies of Leonardo di Ser Giovanni, Betto di Geri, Cristofano di Paolo and Michele di Monte are provided. Chapter Three focuses on the second design phase: the central tabernacle and Michelozzo's statue of the Baptist. Chapter Four considers the changes that were made at the end of the quattrocento after the object began to be displayed above the baptismal font, including the panels added by Verrocchio, Pollaiuolo, Bernardo Cennini, Antonio di Salvi and Francesco di Giovanni. Biographical information for the lesser known goldsmiths is provided. Chapter Five reviews the terms dossale and altare, while simultaneously reconstructing the fourteenth-century altar complex with which the altar frontal was associated. A brief discussion of temporary monstrance platforms called macchine is also included. Chapter Six seeks to establish a typology of Silver Altars, and links the Florentine sculpture to a noble tradition of objects that ultimately refer to Saint Peter's tomb in Rome. In the final chapter, contemporary accounts as well as modern scholarship are employed to paint a clearer picture of how the Silver Altar was used and perceived by the public during the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist and other important occasions
Donatello's first work by Marvin Trachtenberg( )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founding the Palazzo Vecchio in 1299 : the Corso Donati paradox by Marvin Trachtenberg( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brunelleschi, "Giotto" and Rome by Marvin Trachtenberg( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Architecture, from prehistory to postmodernity
Dominion of the eye : urbanism, art, and power in early modern FlorenceBuilding-in-time : from Giotto to Alberti and modern oblivionArquitectura, de la prehistoria a la postmodernidad : la tradición occidentalRome, profile of a city, 312-1308
Alternative Names
Trachtenberg, M.

Trachtenberg, Marvin Lawrence 1939-

English (141)

Spanish (6)

German (2)