On Bramante

By Pier Paolo Tamburelli

On Bramante considers the work of the celebrated Italian Renaissance architect Donato Bramante and through this reappraisal suggests a possible agenda for current architectural practice. Bramante, Tamburelli argues, offers an excellent starting point to imagine a contemporary theory of space, to reflect on the relationship between architecture and politics, and to look back—with neither nostalgia nor contempt—at the tradition of Western classicism.

Starting from a discussion of the difference in the work of Bramante in Milan (1481–1499) and Rome (1499–1514), Tamburelli highlights the peculiarities of Bramante's architecture, especially in comparison to that of his predecessor Leon Battista Alberti and successor Andrea Palladio. The text is bookended by a series of colour photographic plates of Bramante's works by photographer Bas Princen.

Cambridge, MA, 2022, 23 x 15 cm, 416pp, illustrated, Hardback.

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