Giacomo Barozzio da Vignola - Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura - 1736

Giacomo Barozzio da Vignola - Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura - 1736
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One of the most influential and famous architectural treatises of all time.

Giacomo Barozzio da Vignola defined the concept of order of architecture with great clarity in this book. The book describes the five classical orders for columns: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite.

The first edition was printed in 1562. The publisher first commissioned this work to the engraver Lodovico Quadri, who in 1736 converted it to a more practical format than in earlier editions. The 36 full-page engravings are described on the front of the next plate in italics.

Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, often called Vignola for short (Vignola, 1 October 1507 - Rome, 7 July 1573), was one of the most influential Italian architects of 16th-century Mannerism.
He was influential not only through his designs, but also through his writings. Together with Sebastiano Serlio, Andrea Palladio and Vincenzo Scamozzi, he is one of the 16th-century writers who really contributed to spreading the architectural ideas of the Renaissance in Western Europe. Vignola's most important designs are Villa Farnese in Caprarola and the Santissimo Nome di Gesù in Rome.
He worked for Pope Julius III. He worked together with Michelangelo, who profoundly influenced his style. After Michelangelo's death in 1564, he worked as an architect on the construction of St. Peter's Basilica, together with Pirro Ligorio. Vignola was responsible for the completion of two smaller domes in St. Peter's according to Michelangelo's design. With Pirro Ligorio, he also contributed to the Gardens of Bomarzo.
Giacomo Barozzi died in Rome in 1573. In 1973 his remains were reburied in the Pantheon in Rome.

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Giacomo Barozzio da Vignola
Book Title
Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Original language
Lelio dalla Volpe
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
23×17 cm
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