Balconies for the Municipalities: Public Architecture and Visual Performance of Power in Early Modern Castile

Luis Gordo Peláez
2012 POTESTAS. REVISTA DEL GRUPO EUROPEO DE INVESTIGACIÓN HISTÓRICA. RELIGIÓN, PODER Y MONARQUÍA.  
Th roughout the sixteenth century, in accordance with their status as rulers of the city, the members of the Castilian municipalities sought to establish their own buildings and balconies in the new urban centers, from where they could show themselves with the appropiate decorum on the occasion of public events and celebrations. In addition to the city halls and other civic architecture, adapted in their façades for this role as mirador or overlook, a new type of public buildings, the balconies
more » ... ings, the balconies of the city and casas de miradores, also appeared by then to accommodate the municipal governments and to visually emphasize their power.
doi:10.6035/potestas.2012.5.8 fatcat:ypmrms6horfzxfzwsfstdczurq