Aristocratic palaces in the XVIII century in Palermo : The construction site of Merendino-Costantino palace

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Abstract

Palermitan XVIII-century palaces constitute a proper housing typology aimed to reach thehighest standards of artistic quality and representativeness. Supported by unlimited financial resources,aristocrats commissioned to famous architects the design and the direction of their construction-sites; nevertheless, technologies were essential and often influenced by an instance ofeconomy with the most effective exploitation of local resources.This work focuses on the constructive specificities of the Palermitan palaces, with referenceto the construction history of the Merendino-Costantino Palace, one of the most representative ofthe historical centre. Its history defines a repertory of constructive cases that marked fundamentalsteps of construction, in relation to specific events (earthquakes, city ordinances, etc.).Ultimately, this work is aimed to define a repertory for scholars and technician working/studying in historical construction. Furthermore, such information spread over local applications:frequently, indeed, Palermitan – and Sicilian in general - technical culture can be observedin national and international spheres with particular reference to peninsular Italy, Spain, andFrance.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteProceedings
Pagine333-340
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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