Princeton University Library Catalog

Eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases : showpiece and utility / Dirk De Meyer ; with a preface by Kersten Geers.

Author:
Meyer, Dirk de (Professor) [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Gent, Belgium : A&S/Books, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
1117 pages : illustrations (some color); 25 cm
Summary note:
Eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases present a shift from the traditional, monumental Baroque palace stairs towards the staircase that is serving four, five or more levels of apartments of different social standing. While prefiguring stairs in modern apartment buildings, they solve issues of aristocratic etiquette as well as practical plan arrangements. They are showpiece and utility in one. At times grand and imposing, at times cramped in tapered courtyards, these staircases are numerous and disparate in form. This book documents seven of them, by Neapolitan architects such as Ferdinando Sanfelice. It is the outcome of a master seminar in Architectural History at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University.
Notes:
"This book presents the results of a master seminar in Architectural History held, in the Autumn semester of 2016-2017, at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Gent University."
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
  • 18th-century Neapolitan staircases
  • Showpiece and utility : eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases
ISBN:
  • 9789076714493
  • 9076714495
OCLC:
1011562201
Writer of preface:
Host institution:
RCP:
C - S