Il Forestiere istruito delle Cose piu' rare di Architettura, e di alcune Pitture della Città di Vicenza Dialogo di Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Dedicato Al Nob. Sig. Marchese Mario Capra. Nella stamperia di Giovambattista Vendramini Mosca. Con Licenza de' superiori. Ottavio Bertotti SCAMOZZI.
Il Forestiere istruito delle Cose piu' rare di Architettura, e di alcune Pitture della Città di Vicenza Dialogo di Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Dedicato Al Nob. Sig. Marchese Mario Capra. Nella stamperia di Giovambattista Vendramini Mosca. Con Licenza de' superiori

Il Forestiere istruito delle Cose piu' rare di Architettura e di alcune Pitture della Città di Vicenza Dialogo…
Il Forestiere istruito delle Cose piu' rare di Architettura, e di alcune Pitture della Città di Vicenza Dialogo di Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Dedicato Al Nob. Sig. Marchese Mario Capra. Nella stamperia di Giovambattista Vendramini Mosca. Con Licenza de' superiori

Vicenza: Giovambattista Vendramini Mosca, 1761.

Small quarto, engraved frontispiece portrait of the dedicatee, Mario Capra, title vignette, 36 fine etched and engraved plates by Cristoforo dall'Acqua after the author, (the majority folding); contemporary mottled calf, spine renewed.

Guide to Palladio's built Vicenza

An architectural guide to Vicenza (arranged as a dialogue over a two-day visit) with fine engraved plates by Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi (1719-1790), architect and doyen of the Palladian Revival in Italy. The proliferation of Palladian architecture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was in no small part due to Scamozzi as a catalyst for builders and designers as well as architects. The influence was global -- the best examples of Palladio's colonial influence include Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia, and the numerous fine colonial Australian examples including Camden Park, Government House in Parramatta and Panshanger at Longford in Tasmania. Scamozzi is known mainly as the editor of Andrea Palladio's work, but his advice was also sought by cognoscenti on the Grand Tour, and this guide has the principal object of describing Palladio's buildings.

An architectural guide to Vicenza (arranged as a dialogue over a two-day visit) with fine engraved plates by Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi (1719-1790), architect and doyen of the Palladian Revival in Italy. The proliferation of Palladian architecture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was in no small part due to Scamozzi as a catalyst for builders and designers as well as architects. The influence was global -- the best examples of Palladio's colonial influence include Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia, and the numerous fine colonial Australian examples including Camden Park, Government House in Parramatta and Panshanger at Longford in Tasmania. Scamozzi is known mainly as the editor of Andrea Palladio's work, but his advice was also sought by cognoscenti on the Grand Tour, and this guide has the principal object of describing Palladio's buildings.

Vicenza had been re-shaped by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) and his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616), and the beautiful engravings here bear witness to the Palladian elements of elegance in symmetry and design. The author was no relation to Palladio's pupil, Vincenzo, but was the recipient of a scholarship set up by him to enable poor Vicentine boys to study architecture. The sole condition was that the beneficiary take his name and coat of arms. Ottavio Bertotti-Scamozzi, a barber's son, more than kept this tradition alive.

As an accurate record of Palladio's built works, Scamozzi's accomplishment was unparalleled: 'The quality of Scamozzi's work is remarkable, and it is not surprising to find that many of his plates have been used by leading authors on the work of Palladio, to illustrate their monographs' (Quentin Hughes, in his introduction to the 1968 London facsimile of Scamozzi's Le Fabbriche e i Disegni di Andrea Palladio).

Fowler,43; Millard/Italian, 19.

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