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Showpiece and utility : more eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases; with a preface by Marius Grootveld

Dirk De Meyer (UGent)
(2018)
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This is the second volume in a series of two, with a documentation of seven more stairs. Eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases present a shift from the traditional, monumental Baroque palace stairs towards the staircase that is serving four, five or more levels of apartments of different social standing. While prefiguring stairs in modern apartment buildings, they solve issues of aristocratic etiquette as well as practical plan arrangements. They are showpiece and utility in one. At times grand and imposing, at times cramped in tapered courtyards, these staircases are numerous and disparate in form. This book documents seven of them, by Neapolitan architects such as Ferdinando Sanfelice. It is the outcome of a master seminar in Architectural History at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University. 128 pp., Swiss bind. Texts, drawings, and colour and B/W photographs.
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Architecture, Architectural history, 18th century, Italy, Naples, Enlightenment, stairs, staircases, Ferdinando Sanfelice

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De Meyer, Dirk. Showpiece and Utility : More Eighteenth-century Neapolitan Staircases; with a Preface by Marius Grootveld. Gent: A&S/books, 2018. Print.
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De Meyer, Dirk. (2018). Showpiece and utility : more eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases; with a preface by Marius Grootveld. Gent: A&S/books.
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De Meyer, Dirk. 2018. Showpiece and Utility : More Eighteenth-century Neapolitan Staircases; with a Preface by Marius Grootveld. Gent: A&S/books.
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De Meyer, Dirk. 2018. Showpiece and Utility : More Eighteenth-century Neapolitan Staircases; with a Preface by Marius Grootveld. Gent: A&S/books.
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De Meyer D. Showpiece and utility : more eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases; with a preface by Marius Grootveld. Gent: A&S/books; 2018.
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D. De Meyer, Showpiece and utility : more eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases; with a preface by Marius Grootveld. Gent: A&S/books, 2018.
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Eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases present a shift from the traditional, monumental Baroque palace stairs towards the staircase that is serving four, five or more levels of apartments of different social standing. While prefiguring stairs in modern apartment buildings, they solve issues of aristocratic etiquette as well as practical plan arrangements. They are showpiece and utility in one. At times grand and imposing, at times cramped in tapered courtyards, these staircases are numerous and disparate in form. This book documents seven of them, by Neapolitan architects such as Ferdinando Sanfelice. It is the outcome of a master seminar in Architectural History at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University. 128 pp., Swiss bind. Texts, drawings, and colour and B/W photographs.}},
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  title        = {{Showpiece and utility : more eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases; with a preface by Marius Grootveld}},
  url          = {{http://www.neapolitanstaircases.ugent.be/}},
  year         = {{2018}},
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