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Pollak, Martha D.

Overview
Works: 11 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 1,228 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliography  Maps  Photographs  Slides 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Photographer
Classifications: NA9204.T78, 720.9451209032
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Most widely held works by Martha D Pollak
Turin, 1564-1680 : urban design, military culture, and the creation of the absolutist capital by Martha D Pollak ( Book )
9 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The education of the architect : historiography, urbanism, and the growth of architectural knowledge : essays presented to Stanford Anderson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether historians or architects (and several have trained in both areas), the essayists all share the belief that contemporary concerns about architecture affect the way history is constructed. Because they view architecture as a body of knowledge evolving over time, they have resisted the wholesale espousal and rejection of modernism that has often polarized the examination and practice of architecture in the second half of this century
Cities at war in early modern Europe by Martha D Pollak ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Between 1550 and 1700, artillery siege warfare transformed the European city, which was theorized, fortified, violated, rebuilt, and celebrated by leading artists and architects. The fortified perimeter, with its regular bastions, redefined the identity of the early modern city. Military planning also generated new forms of urban spaces, such as the orderly grid, the tree-lined avenue, the great central square dominated by triumphal sculpture, and the greenbelt that provided clear boundaries and controlled viewpoints. In The city at war in early modern Europe, Martha Pollak offers a pan-European, richly illustrated study of early modern military urbanism, an international style of urban design characterized by uniformity, geometrical clarity, architectural economy, and unadorned monumentality. Pollak examines this new urbanism as visualized by engravers, painters, and cartographers in accurate plans and powerful panoramic views. Her comparative, transnational study ranges from Britain to the Ottoman Empire, and from Malta to Scandinavia, and focuses on major centers--Naples, Paris, Antwerp, Stockholm--and "fortress cities" such as Valletta and Palmanova, which are still defined by their immense, geometrically perfect fortifications"--Provided by publisher
Military architecture, cartography & the representation of the early modern European city : a checklist of treatises on fortification in the Newberry Library by Newberry Library ( Book )
9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection by National Gallery of Art (U.S.) ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city at war in early modern Europe by Martha D Pollak ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian and Spanish books : fifteenth through nineteenth centuries ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The civic expansions of Turin in the seventeenth century : military architecture and urban design by Martha D Pollak ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the seventeenth-century Turin was enlarged twice by its ruling sovereigns, the Dukes of Savoy. The expansions changed Turin from the Roman-grid castrum into a modern fortress and capital. The design ideals realized in these expansions achieved the forms which still dominate present-day Turin. Using newly discovered drawing, s engravings, and documents I have show that the second expansion of 1973 was implicit in the plans executed for the first expansion in 1619. If the realized seventeenth century expansions were planned by 1619, the Savoy were far ahead of other institutions and individuals in their patronage of large scale urban interventions. the expansion was motivated by the imperative need for space, for the reinforcement of Turin's defenses, and for the embellishment of the city. The oval form of enlarged Turin corresponded to practical concerns; formally satisfying, it was the most efficient perimeter enclosure. The archive and the library of the ducal family demonstrate that the cultural atmosphere at the Savoy court was permeated with military concerns. This military atmosphere found expression in the construction of Turin's fortifications. The military treatises dedicated to, or sponsored by the Dukes of Savoy served as a theoretical source, and as models. Military architecture adopted many of the utopian aspects of sixteenth century idea city planning, and thus transformed was the most important influence in the urban design of Turin
The Mark J. Millard architectural collection ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tivoli (Lazio), Villa d'Este ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (46)
Italian (1)
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