By Victor Deupi
Architectural Temperance examines family members among Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) during the lens of cultural politics. With a spotlight on key Spanish architects despatched to check in Rome via the Bourbon Kings, the ebook additionally discusses the institution of a application of architectural schooling on the newly based genuine Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
Victor Deupi explores why a strong state like Spain may mood its personal development traditions with the extra cosmopolitan tendencies linked to Rome usually on the fee of its personal nationwide and local traditions.
Through the inclusion of formerly unpublished records and photographs that make clear the theoretical debates which formed eighteenth-century structure in Rome and Madrid, Architectural Temperance presents readers with new insights into the cultural historical past of early smooth Spain
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18). Fuga was on friendly terms with Acquaviva having had the cardinal baptize one of his daughters previously, so the commission was not entirely unexpected (Vitti 1993: 115). Francesco Acquaviva had carried out several interventions to the church in 1724 and it was now Troiano’s task to expand the structure with a new triumphal arch entry piece to frame the vista to the early Christian basilica, while providing two stories of lodging above the portal as well. Fuga’s solution, recalling Nicola Salvi’s scenic work at the Trevi fountain, was a great Doric triple arch set against a neutral palace façade of stripped pilasters, with the Cardinal’s escutcheon situated in the broken pediment above the central opening of the arch.
Perhaps no architect, Italian or French, played a more instrumental role in the formation of eighteenth-century Spanish architecture than Filippo Juvarra. His time in Rome and Turin provided him with the opportunity to work on several major monuments, making him the most renowned architect in Italy (particularly after the death of Carlo Fontana). His work in Spain, completed largely by his successor Giovanni Battista Sacchetti, would shape the face of the nation with a decisively Roman character.
10 The street chosen was the Via Bocca di Leone, midway between the Palazzo di Spagna and the Palazzo Caetani on the Via del Corso (formerly Ruccellai and now Ruspoli), where the Imperial ambassador Leopold Joseph Graf, Count of Lamberg, resided (Ochoa Brun 2002: 129). 11 The Venetian ambassador intervened and settled the matter, though security was heightened in both residences. Tensions continued the following year on September 30 and October 1, when the Imperial church in Rome, Santa Maria dell’Anima, attempted to celebrate a feast for Charles III (of Austria) pretender to the throne of Spain (Fagiolo 1997: II, 14; Polleroß 2009: 144).
Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759 by Victor Deupi