Philip the Second & the Escorial
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Philip the Second & the Escorial Technology & the Representation of Architecture by Catherine W. Zerner

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Published by Brown Univ .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11484838M
ISBN 100933519192
ISBN 109780933519190

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  In this book, Henry Kamen, who in changed Philip's reputation with a new biography, explodes myths that have piled up around the king's architectural brainchild. Kamen lets future visitors to the Escorial view it with a less jaded and better focused  › Books › Biographies & Memoirs › Historical. Beginning in , Philip II oversaw the construction of El Escorial, which was intended to be both a royal palace and a monastery for the Hieronymite Order of monks, exclusive to the Iberian peninsula. The plans had been handed down from his father, Charles V, as a part of an elaborate tomb for himself and the Empress ://   El Escorial, Philip II's monastery palace, is the awesome legacy of that once ''most lavish and ceremonial court'' which flourished in the midst of Spanish national bankruptcy and ://   Mass-book of the Empress Isabel, Mother of Philip II. (Library of the Escorial), Mass-book of Philip III. and Queen Margarita. (Library of the Escorial), Greek Manuscript of the end of the 14th Century. (Library of the Escorial), Breviary of Philip II.

  Philip II was born on , in Valladolid, was the son of Charles V—the reigning Holy Roman emperor—and Isabella of was prepared to succeed Charles almost from birth. As a child, Philip sometimes received secret memoranda from his father reminding him of the responsibility he bore as his father’s successor and warning him to be wary of :// Philip II wanted a monastery at El Escorial as a place where all Spanish sovereigns beginning with the emperor Charles V could be buried; all of them have been interred there, with the exception of Philip V, Ferdinand VI, and Alfonso of the largest religious establishments in the world (about by feet [ by metres]), El Escorial was begun in by Juan Bautista de El Escorial. The Escorial is an immense monastery and mausoleum located about 52 kilometres (32 miles) north west of Madrid. But it is more than just a monastery or is in fact a royal monastery and the most outstanding example of Renaissance architecture in Spain. It contains an exceptional library and a remarkable wealth of paintings, frescoes and sculptures, so much so that it Aug 9, - Beatus Escorial, The Second Trumpet. The Escorial Beatus (Escorial, Biblioteca Monasterio, Cod. & II. 5) is a 10th-century illuminated manuscript of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana. The manuscript was probably created at

  In this intriguing study, Henry Kamen looks at the circumstances that brought the young Philip II to commission construction of the Escorial in He explores Philip’s motivation, the influence of his travels, the meaning of the design, and its place in Spanish ://   When Critilo visits El Escorial in "El Criticón" (the book Baltasar Gracián published fifty years after Philip the Second's death), his simple mention of King Solomon is intended for any learned reader to identify the, so called, Eighth Marvel: «And he found in that temple of catholic Solomon, astonishing for the Hebrew, not just Much of this is welcome: Philip II's intelligence, personal tolerance, skillful governance, peace-loving character, and profound religious faith are clearly brought out in this well-written :// Philip II and the Escorial: technology and the representation of architecture: an exhibition by the Department of Art, Brown University, January 27 through March 4, , David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (Book)