Los signos de la grandeza urbana: el Civitates Orbis Terrarum

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[automatically translated] The six volumes of Civitates Orbis Terrarum result of the tireless work of Georg Braun, Franz Hogenberg and his collaborators, especially the painter Georg (or Joris) Hoefnagel, are unrivaled for the study of the history of settlement instrument, more generally, for understanding the urban phenomenon in Europe in the early modern age. There are many topics on which induces us to reflect the analysis of the valuable and diverse collection of plants and overlooking a bird: the urbis form, the construction of representative urban appearances, the inclusion of the city in the landscape, their relationship with the territory, the uniqueness of the construction techniques adopted in the different geographical areas, and even customs and folklore, which also take place in the Civitates.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationLa imagen de la ciudad en la Edad Moderna
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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