1 edition of Philip II and the Escorial found in the catalog.
Philip II and the Escorial
by Brown University in Providence, R.I
|Contributions||Herrera, Juan de, ca. 1530-1597., Perret, Pedro., David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||144 p. :|
|Number of Pages||144|
Guided tour of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial (90 mins.). Free drink at EXIT Restaurant in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Additional services (optional): Lunch at EXIT Restaurant: Adults (€) and Children (€). English language (€3) (Tablet Audioguide) Official Philip II Train Cap (3€). We can find “Las Cantigas de Santa María” among the masterpieces which the Library of the Monastery of El Escorial hides, one of the most important musical colections in the medieval literature. This manuscript was developed during the 13th century. Also, it includes the lyrics and music in religious compositions or “Cantigas” in tribute to the virgin Mary, written in.
Get this from a library! 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.. [Juan de Herrera; Pedro Perret; David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University);]. El Escorial is more than a monument to the zeal of Spain's Catholicism; it is also a symbol of Spain at its imperial apogee. This imposing, granite edifice was built by King Philip II to celebrate Spain's victory over the French at Saint-Quentin on Aug Paid for with New-Worl.
El Escorial seems to exemplify Philip II’s reputation as a dour, dedicated, and antisocial ruler, the personification of the Counter-Reformation. Yet for my part I can see why such a busy and harried man—he ruled over a considerable slice of the world, after all—would want a peaceful place to which he could retreat and focus. measured in its conclusions. In short, this is a book to which one can turn with confidence. Philip II and the Escorial John Bury C. Wilkinson Zerner, C. P. M. Brown et al., Philip II and the Escorial: Technology and the Representation of Architecture, exhibition catalogue, Providence, Rhode Island, Brown University, January-March ,
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A vast archive of documents, unread since the sixteenth century, revises the portrait of Spain’s best-known king Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I/5(30).
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 misery. The book gives a good overview on Philip II's numerous wives and children (he was married 4 times and some of his children were stillborn).
It also allows one to understand the period under which the Netherlands was ruled by the Spanish as well as of the "taming" of the New World, as well as the aftermath of the Armada disaster. King Philip II /5(3).
Richly illuminated with 45 miniatures embellished with gold, the Book of Hours of Philip II is a precious codex that was created in the scriptorium of the Real Monasterio de El Escorial, where the manuscript is still relevance of the manuscript resides in its content, which includes devotional texts written for the royal house of Philip II and especially in the elegant miniatures.
El Escorial library, founded by Philip II, houses a rare collection of more than 4, manuscripts, many of them illuminated, printed books. Pop. () 13, Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.
Subscribe today. This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy Tikkanen. Introduction. No building occupies as central a place in the architectural history of Spain than San Lorenzo el Real de El Escorial, and few rulers make for a more compelling historical figure than the monastery-palace’s patron, the Spanish Habsburg king Philip II (b.
; r. 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 culture.
Prayer Book of Philip II, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial, ms. Vitrinas 9 − Photo 2.
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. (16th Century). (Library of the Monastery), Mass-book and Holy Office of. Philip II, (bornValladolid, Spain—died SeptemEl Escorial), king of the Spaniards (–98) and king of the Portuguese (as Philip I, –98), champion of the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation.
During his reign the Spanish empire attained its greatest power, extent, and influence, though he failed to suppress. The Escorial is a vast building complex located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid, in central Spain.
The building is the most important architectural monument of the Spanish Renaissance. Construction of El Escorial began in and ended in The project was conceived by King Philip II, who wanted a building to serve the multiple. Better still is to book one of the many excursions to El Escorial which operate from the centre of Madrid.
History of El Escorial. Philip II of Spain’s army defeated the French in the Battle of St Quentin on 10th August, – St Lawrence’s Day.
The history of El Escorial is supported by rich archival holdings, primarily documents but also drawings in addition to beautifully engraved images of the building commissioned by its chief architect, Juan de Herrera (c.
Period documents reveal the deliberative role of. King Philip of Spain – El Escorial – this monastic complex by right is one of the most known in the world. And the reason for that not only that a monastery, in fact, – the political center of the Spanish monarchy. Founded as “a palace for God and a hovel for the king”, El Escorial-the real architectural masterpiece.
The Book of Hours of Philip II represents one of the gems of the monastic library of the Escorial. The Royal Patron In the yearsKing Philip II () had a royal monastery of incredible proportions built on a hill amidst a wide, barren landscape not far from Madrid.
Silla de Felipe II (Phillip II’s Chair) San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain According to tradition, King Phillip II supervised construction of the seat of his empire from this seat carved into rock.
"Philip of Spain, by Henry Kamen. A historian’s biography of Philip II as Renaissance prince, refuting the Elizabethan propaganda picture of the spider of the Escorial."—New York Times Book Review (And Bear in Mind).
Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II; 21 May – 13 September ) was King of Spain (second Philip to Castille, first to Aragon and the fourth to Navarre) from and of. Beginning inPhilip 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 Isabella.
A book about every aspect of The Escorial palace in Spain, from its conception to its modern reception. The book is also the story of Spanish royal power (not as absolute as legend has it, apparently), and the author takes pains to counter a lot of myths about the purpose of the building and about Philip II, its creator/5.
Charles V’s son, Philip II, undertook the task after his return from Flanders in and appointed Juan Bautista de Toledo as the royal architect. In a site was chosen in a farming area at the foot of the Guadarrama Mountains, 2 km from the town of El Escorial, and entrusted to .COVID Resources.
Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.My high school Spanish teacher told us that Philip had el Escorial built so he could attend Mass while reclining in his bed but the author didn't confirm that.
Still the book is loaded with details of Philip's life that seem at times the reader is overwhelmed. Kamen finds much more to /5.