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BORROMINI, Francesco.
Opera del caual. Francesco Boromino cavata da suoi originali cioe la chiesa, e fabrica della Sapienza di Roma con le vedute in prospettiua e con lo studio delle proporz.ni geometriche, piante, alzate, profili e spaccati dedicata alla Santità di N.S. Papa Clemente XI. Opus architectonicum equitis Francisci Boromini ex ejusdem exemplaribus petitum; oratorium nempé, ædesque Romanæ rr. pp. Congregationis Oratorii S. Philippi Nerii additis Scenographia, geometricis proportionibus, iconographia, prospectibus integris, obliquis, interioribus, ac extremis partium lineamentis. Accedit totius ædificii descriptio, ac ratio auctore eodem equite Boromino nunc primum edita.
Rome: Sebastiano Giannini, 1720-1725. Two volumes in folio (555 x 410 mm.); I: engraved frontispiece, dedication leaf, advice to the reader, index of plates, engraved portrait, 46 engraved plates (numbered II-XLV), 2 unnumbered plates. II: engraved frontispiece, title-page, two dedication leaves, 31 text pages in Italian and Latin, engraved portrait, 66 engraved plates (numbered II-LXVI), 1 unnumbered folding plate. Contemporary vellum with manuscript title on spine. Binding restored, a few spots and marginal foxing. A very fine set.First edition of one of the most important books on Roman Baroque architecture. The work, published after Borromini's death, illustrates two of the most interesting projects realized by Borromini in Rome: the church of Sant' Ivo alla Sapienza (Opera, 1720) and the oratory and monastery of the church of San Filippo Neri (Opus architectonicum, 1725). 'Although Borromini, one of the most distinguished architects of the Roman baroque, was nominated the architect of the Sapienza, the University of Rome in 1632, it was only in 1642 that he began the design of a chapel at the eastern end of the court. The plan of the chapel is based on the hexagon, with each point either opening into a niche or chamfered, creating an animation typical of Borromini's work. [...] The chapel has been the subject of intense scholary interest and interpretations, [...] and was first illustrated in print in the Nuovo teatro delle fabbriche et edifici in prospettiva di Roma moderna (1665) and then in Insignium Romae Templorum (1684). [...] It was again illustrated in Studio d … [Click Below for Full Description]
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