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Benevolo, Leonardo

Overview
Works: 512 works in 2,312 publications in 7 languages and 14,059 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director, wpr, Restager
Classifications: NA642, 724
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Most widely held works by Leonardo Benevolo
The history of the city by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

127 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo Benevolo, author of The Architecture of the Renaissance and History of Modern Architecture (MIT Press, 1971), here provides a basic history of the man-made environment in Europe and the Near East, where the idea first emerged of the city as an integral and self-contained settlement, containing within itself other lesser settlements. Cities remain specifically historical creations. They have not always existed; they began at a certain time in the evolution of society and can be ended or radically transformed at another. They came into being as a result of a historical need; and it is for this reason that the origins of the city in the ancient world, and its future in the modern world, need to be studied. An essential feature of Benevolo's method are his detailed studies of the growth of specific European cities, and these heavily illustrated accounts provide a valuable source of reference material for the student of architecture and urban studies and for the general reader. Contents:- Introduction: The prehistoric background and the beginnings of the city- The free city in Greece- Rome: city and worldwide empire- The formation of the medieval environment- The cities of Islam- European cities in the Middle Ages- Renaissance art- Italian cities during the Renaissance- European colonization- The capitalists of Baroque Europe- The setting of the Industrial Revolution- The 'post-liberal' city- The modern city- The situation today
History of modern architecture by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of modern town planning by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

117 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of the Renaissance by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensively illustrated study opens with an account of the movement's founders: Brunelleschi, arbiter of Florence's building problems, and Alberti, who supplied the new architecture with a suitable theoretical foundation. The editor considers the general effect of the new artistic culture on the changes that took place first in fifteenth-century Italian cities and then throughout Europe. The relationship between the development of architecture and that of other related fields, especially the great advances in painting and sculpture, receives special attention. Also considered are the effects of the beginnings of modern science and the general economic and social changes of the age. This study takes the reader to the point where the history of modern architecture begins
The European city by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a history of the European city from the early Middle Ages until the present. It is also an account of the relationship between urban life and the history of ideas and culture." "The author begins by discussing the survival of urban culture following the barbarian invasions from the north and the Islamic from the east, after the collapse of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. He then continues with a discussion of the great period of urban expansion between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries, the growth of urban freedoms and the development of independent city civilizations in Flanders and Italy." "The two centuries following the formation of the first European states brought concentrated power and the influence to their capitals (Rome, Paris, Prague, London, Antwerp, Lisbon, Seville and Genoa). New ideas of national identity were reflected in the organization of traditional urban space. The conflict between city and country had emerged by the sixteenth century and the author shows how this influenced the colonial towns of the two Americas." "The book concludes with chapters on the effects of industrialization and modern transportation, in particular the devastating impact of the automobile." "This unique synthesis of urban, social, cultural and political history is a tour de force and will be of wide interest to European, intellectual and urban historians."--Jacket
Storia dell'architettura del Rinascimento by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

69 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'a. ricostruisce le tappe salienti dell'attività artistica di Leonardo per poi delinearne il ruolo ed il contributo nella storia dell'architettura
Geschichte der Architektur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia dell'architettura moderna by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

112 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El autor estudia la evolución de los distintos movimientos y tendencias no sólo describiendo las obras y proyectos más emblemáticos, sino también la influencia que sobre la arquitectura han ejercido el desarrollo de la técnica y la industria, la aparición de los movimientos de vanguardia, los cambios socioeconómicos y las transformaciones políticas
Geschichte der Architektur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in German and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Stadt in der europäischen Geschichte by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rom, Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin - Europa ist ein Kontinent der Städte, und seine Geschichte ist Stadtgeschichte. So sieht es der internationale renommierte Stadthistoriker. Er schreibt hier für "Europa bauen" eine Geschichte der europäischen Stadt von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Sein reich illustriertes Buch ist zugleich ein kleiner Führer durch die europäische Städtelandschaft
La città italiana nel Rinascimento ... by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de la arquitectura moderna by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

65 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de la arquitectura moderna de Leonardo Benevolo se ha convertido en un etapa imprescindible del aprendizaje para cualquier estudiante de arquitectura y en una obra de consulta y de referencia indispensable para cualquier arquitecto. Tras varias ediciones revisadas y aumentadas no ha perdido su actualidad. Sigue siendo la mejor biografía de los últimos dos siglos de la arquitectura y de su contexto histórico y social. Benevolo estudia la evolución de los distintos movimientos y tendencias no sólo describiendo las obras y los proyectos más emblemáticos, sino también la influencia que sobre la arquitectura han ejercido el desarrollo de la técnica y la industria, la aparición de los movimientos de vanguardia, los cambios socioeconómicos y las transformaciones políticas. En esta 8ª edición revisada y ampliada se completan diferentes capítulos con los acontecimientos arquitectónicos más recientes. Se incluyen obras finalizadas en los últimos años del siglo como el Comerzbank y el nuevo aeropuerto de Hong Kong de Norman Foster, el centro cultural Jean-Marie Tijbaou en Noumea y la Potsdamerplatz de Renzo Piano, el Museo de Guggenheim en Bilbao de Frank Gehry, la Fundación Getty en Los Angeles de Richard Meier, la termas de Vals de Peter Zumthor. Asimismo, Benevolo incluye en esta nueva edición una "Reflexión final", capítulo en el que realiza un recorrido sintético que, desde la distancia en el tiempo, permite valorar con una nueva perspectiva qué ha supuesto para la arquitectura la irrupción de la modernidad y qué camino queda abierto para el futuro. Junto a libro de Benevolo, otros títulos como Historia crítica de la arquitectura moderna de Kenneth Frampton, Después del movimiento moderno de Josep Maria Montaner o Entender la arquitectura de Leland M. Roth completan el catálogo dedicado a la historia de la arquitectura y, en especial, a la arquitectura moderna
Die sozialen Ursprünge des modernen Städtebaus Lehren von gestern, Forderungen f. morgen by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in German and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'architecture moderne by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in French and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbino by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Architektur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'architecture moderne by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'architecture moderne by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Ville dans l'histoire européenne by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduzione all'architettura by Leonardo Benevolo( Book )

72 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of modern architecture
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Alternative Names
Benevolo, L.

Benevolo, L. 1923-

Benevolo, L. 1923-2017

Benevolo, L. (Leonardo)

Benevolo, Leonardo 1923-

Leonardo Benevolo historien de l'architecture urbaine

Leonardo Benevolo Italiaans schrijver

Leonardo Benevolo Italian architectural and urban historian

Leonardo Benevolo italienischer Architekt und Architekturhistoriker

Leonardo Benevolo olasz építész, építeszettörténész

ليوناردو بينيڤولو

베네볼로, 레오나르도 1923-2017

ベネヴォロ, L

ベネーヴォロ, レオナルド

ベネヴォロ, レオナルド 1923-2017

レオナルド・ベネーヴォロ

Languages
Italian (389)

German (148)

English (138)

French (92)

Spanish (69)

Chinese (4)

Polish (1)