Guadalajara Architectural exuberance2

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/architectural-exuberance2 Thank you! Palacio del Infantado is a palace located in Guadalajara, Spain. It was the seat of the Dukes of the Infantado. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural and currently houses a museum. The original building was in the Gothic style with numerous Mudejar details, and was commissioned by the second Duke of El Infantado from Juan Guas, who started work in 1480.

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Guadalajara is a city and municipality in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha, the capital of the province of Guadalajara. It is located roughly 60 km northeast of Madrid on the Henares River, and has a population of 83,789 (2010). During the 14th century, the Mendoza family was prominent in Guadalajara. This family included Íñigo López de Mendoza, also known as Marqués de Santillana (1398–1458), and Pedro González de Mendoza (1428–1495), Great Cardinal of Spain and adviser of the Catholic Monarchs. The Mendoza family held the title of Dukes and Duchesses of El Infantado from 1475.

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Palacio del Infantado Guadalajara

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Palacio del Infantado This urban palaces mixes final gothic style, mudejar and mannerism. It was built in 1483 by Juan Guas, the first person to hold the post of Royal Architect, (who also designed the San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo).

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The original building was in the Isabelline style (Gothic with numerous Mudejar details), and was commissioned by the second Duke from Juan Guas, who started work in 1480.

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He designed the Franciscan Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo (from 1476), which incorporates muqarnas under the springing of the vaults. His style can best be seen at the castle of El Real de Manzanares, near Madrid (1475–9), with vigorously modeled muqarnas cornice, and at the Palace of El Infantado, Guadalajara (1480–3), where the façade is enriched with projecting diamond-shaped stones arranged in a rhomboid grid all over the wall. He worked at the Cathedrals of Segovia and Toledo, and designed the Chapel of the Dominican College of San Gregorio, Valladolid (1487–9). arcaded gallery with corbelled balconies Juan Guas, also spelled Was (born in Saint-Pol-de-Léon—died c1496, Toledo), the central figure of the group of Spanish architects who developed the Isabelline style, a combination of medieval structure, Mudéjar (Spanish Muslim) ornament, and Italian spatial design. One of the greatest architects working in late-Gothic Spain, he drew on Flemish medieval elements imaginatively mixed with Moorish themes from Toledo. He was a major influence on the Isabelline style.

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The palace lost a big part of his richness during Spanish civil war (1936-1939), including some of the best mudejar roofs of the world and great part of the paintings, so it's just a reflect of the magnificent of the past. Are specially important the courtyard (each lion is different from each other) and the front of the palace

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Patio del Palacio de los Duques del Infantado en Guadalajara Lithograph Pérez de Villaamil, Genaro (1807-1854) Palacio del Infantado de Guadalajara expo 'Arquitectura civil de la Edad Media en España' en biblioteca. Arquitectura de @la_upm, vía @biblioupm

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Jenaro Pérez Villamil y Duguet, (1807-1854) Patio del Palacio de los Duques del Infantado en Guadalajara (Cour du palais des Ducs de l'Infantado à Guadalajara)

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Founded in 1838, the Museum of Guadalajara is the oldest Provincial Museum of Spain. Since 1973, its headquarters is the Palace of the Infantry, arguably the greatest architectural gem of the city.

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Patio del Palacio de los Duques del Infantado en Guadalajara

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Exhibition El Greco Los Apóstoles. Santos y locos de Dios

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In 1569 rooms of the first floor were painted by Romulo Cincinnato, an Italian artist.

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Frescos de Romulo Cincinnato ( b. ca. 1502, Firenze, d. 1593, Espana) en las Salas del Duque

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The palace lost a big part of his richness during Spanish civil war (1936-1939), including some of the best mudejar roofs of the world

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After its virtual destruction in a bombing in 1936, it is most representative elements –the Courtyard of the Lions, the façade and the Garden Gallery– were restored between 1961 and 1973.

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