Interpreting the Renaissance: Princes, Cities, Architects
Author: Manfredo Tafuri Publisher: Yale University Press in association with Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2006
Manfredo Tafuri studies the theory and practice of Renaissance architecture, offering new and compelling readings of its various social, intellectual, and cultural contexts while providing a broad understanding of uses of representation that shaped the entire era.
And now we have the translation of his last book, in which all of the ambitions, hopes, and commitments of Tafuri's hermeneutics are brought to bear on the foundational moment of modern Western culture: the inquiry into the Renaissance, the research of the Renaissance, the interpretation of the Renaissance as research. Rafael Moneo sees Interpreting the Renaissance as the "horizon on which Tafuri's work as a historian and theorist achieves its fullest significance, because in this we can observe the fulfillment of that purpose which lay behind all of his works: to explain, through his writings, what architecture is, and what it has been in the past.
-K. Michael Hays