Departmental Papers (Architecture)

The Triumph of Monumentality in the Treatises

Richard Wesley, University of Pennsylvania

Document Type Journal Article

Reprinted from The Harvard Architecture Review IV, Spring 1984, pages 185-191.


The illustrations of the ideal city in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century architectural manuscripts and treatises illuminate the values associated with the birth of the humanist city and clarify the role of representation in the revival and triumph of monumentality.


Date Posted: 19 February 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.