Vincenzo Scamozzi, Venetian Architect: The Idea of a Universal Architecture – Villas and Country Estates

Koen Ottenheym, Henk Scheepmaker, Patty Garvin, Wolbert Vroom

August Kemme Foundation & Architectura And Natura Press, 2003


The Northern Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616) designed a number of important palaces, villas and churches in and around Vincenza, Padua and Venice. In addition, he completed a comprehensive study of ancient classical architecture, including the possibilities for its application in a modern context. The first edition of this book was published in 1615. Scamozzi distinguishes himself from his predecessors by the scientific approach he follows in his treatise, in which his own designs appear as examples. The clear and detailed account of the historical and geographical background to the principles of classical architecture led to the book’s wide popularity in Northern Europe throughout the seventeenth century.

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ISBN: 9789076863092

288 pages, illustrations in color & b/w, 32,5 x 24,2 cm, hardcover, Engels