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Buildings 2018, 8(3), 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8030044

Renaissance Drawings of the 16th Century in the City of Lugo: Three Fountains from Gonzalo de la Bárcena’s Workshop

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Department of Architectural Graphics, Higher Technical University College of Architecture, University of A Coruña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Department of History of Art, Faculty of Humanities, University of Santiago de Compostela, 27002 Lugo, Spain
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Received: 23 January 2018 / Revised: 17 February 2018 / Accepted: 12 March 2018 / Published: 16 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Built Heritage: Conservation vs. Emergencies)
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Historically, urban fountains have been underestimated to the point of not being considered worthy of conservation. The foregoing reason, together with the lack of sufficient archaeological data on this type of element in the Renaissance city, makes it necessary to document and carry out graphic research to correct this deficiency and establish the relevance of these constructions. The present work shows, through the concrete case method, the analysis of three Renaissance fountains from the Spanish city of Lugo and the importance of these elements as urban landmarks that marked the essential lines of the development of cities after the medieval period. It also analyses the work of their constructors, who belonged to a workshop of plumbers and master builders from the historical territory of Trasmiera (Cantabria) and who took their art throughout the Spanish kingdom. View Full-Text
Keywords: architecture; renaissance; representation; fountains; lugo architecture; renaissance; representation; fountains; lugo
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Franco Taboada, J.A.; Goy Diz, A.E. Renaissance Drawings of the 16th Century in the City of Lugo: Three Fountains from Gonzalo de la Bárcena’s Workshop. Buildings 2018, 8, 44.

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