In early modern Sicily the extra-urban fortified residence was a limited but important architectural phenomenon. Starting from the last decades of XV century previous residential buildings, especially towers, were in some cases renewed by the introduction of a surrounding fortified perimeter with bastions (i.e. Donjon of Adrano; tower of Migaido). The paper presents a sequence of examples most representative of the architectural phenomenon, specially focusing on the models in use; the intertwining between residential and military needs in the conformation of inside and outside spaces; finally, the relation between image strategy and practical function.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|