Carlo Cesare Osio - Architettura civile demostrativamente proportionata et accresciuta - 1661

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Carlo Cesare Osio - Architettura civile demostrativamente proportionata et accresciuta - 1661
Architecture, Illustrated, Physics, Reference works - Quantity: 1 - Book

Architettura civile demostrativamente proportionata et accresciuta di nuove regole Con l'uso delle quali si facilita l'Inuentione d'ogni douuta proportione nelli Cinque Ordini. E col ritrovamento d'un nuovo strumento angolare Si da il modo a gl'Operarii medesimi di pratticamente stabilire le Sacome in ogni loro necessario contorno opera di Carlo Cesare Osio. P.M. Nuovamente composia, a beneficio commune, e dedicata alla sacra majesta del re cattolico N.ro Sig.re in Milano, 1661, Nella Stampa Archiepiscopa le.

Rare, first edition. Contemporary sheep parchment on wood. Five raised bands to spine. Nearly every page has architectural drawings. Title written in ink to spine. Two frontispiece engravings before title page missing. Lower plane of spine and free endpaper to front repaired by acknowledged restorer (report will be accompanied). Aging marks and discolorations to binding, especially back board. Few small holes to top plane on spine. Board edges towards fore edge standing outwards. Light foxing throughout, especially towards margins. 2+10+406+6+2pp.

Osio's treatise, which also bears the title 'Architettura Civile,' sets forth a system for the orders that is even more geometrical than Guarini's. Of course Osio's ideas, probably regarded as unorthodox or extravagant by others. Osio's Euclidean opposition to numerology is clearly self-confessed: in the preface of his book he describes the difficulties of the traditional modular systems. Indeed 'Architettura Civile' turns out to be a rather peculiar trattato where Euclid and Millet de Chales - two geometers - are advocated as architectural authorities, even in the most quintessentially architectural parts. In 'Architettura Civile' quite often the elements of geometry become the elements of architecture tout court." (Sbacchi, "Euclidism and Theory of Architecture" in: Nexus Network Journal).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Architecture, Illustrated, Physics, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator
Carlo Cesare Osio
Book Title
Architettura civile demostrativamente proportionata et accresciuta
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1661
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Italian
Original language
Yes
Publisher
In Milano: Nella Stampa archiepiscopale
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
426
Dimensions
34.3×22.8 cm
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