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VIGNOLA. Jacopo Barozzi da
Regola de cingue ordini d'architettura di M. Iacomo Barozzio Da Vignola. libro primo et originale. [followed by] Alcune opera d'Archiettura di Iacomo Barotio da Vignola raccolte e poste in luce da Francesco Villamena Lanno MDCXVII.
Rome: G.B. de'Rossi; F. Villamena, [1619]; 1617. Folio (407 x 267mm.) two parts in one volume. Part I: engraved title-page with portrait of Vignola and 36 engraved plates. Part II: engraved title-page and 17 engraved plates, the last two folding. Light marginal worming, a few spots, a tear on last plate, a good copy in contemporary stiff vellum.First printed in 1562 the Regola de cingue ordini d'architettura is one of the most influential and famous architectural treatise of every epoch; it remained a standard textbook on the architectural orders for three centuries.Vignola's Regola is part of the practical direction of Renaissance architecture, which has often been compared to the more theoretical interests of the Quattrocento. A brief comparison between Alberti's treatise and Vignola's column book shows how much more focused are the ambitions of the latter. Vignola's method for the design of the five orders can be accused more justly of having produced uneducated architects than Serlio's easy and simple method (as Julius Schlosserhas argued, turning around Lomazzo's severe judgment of Serlio's contributions). But it is precisely the limited scope that is the probable foundation of Vignola's success, according to Maria Walcher Casotti (1985). Because of his narrowe horizon, Vignola's book is more reliable than the more complicated personal approaches of Serlio or Palladio. The advantages of Vignola's work are the clarity of the material, the methodical order, the precise measurements for all the details (the "specs"in architectural parlance), and the elimination of all but … [Click Below for Full Description]
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