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Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Works: 4,512 works in 4,960 publications in 6 languages and 24,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Terminology  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Commentaries  Designs and plans  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Pictorial works  Biography 
Classifications: PQ4619.C9, 853.3
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Most widely held works by Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)
Canon of the five orders of architecture by Vignola( Book )

7 editions published between 1563 and 1635 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume solidified the architectural canon of the past five centuries. The distinguished architect known as Vignola identified the five orders? Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite? and illustrated them in full-page elevational detail. Accessible even to lay readers
Discorso letto nella grande aula dell'Imperiale Regio Palazzo delle Scienze ed Arti in occasione della solenne distribuzione de' premj dell'Imperiale Regia Accademia delle belle Arti by Italy) Accademia di belle arti (Milan( Book )

5 editions published between 1817 and 1822 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le antichità dell'alma città di Roma : raccolte brevemente da molti autori antichi e moderni : aggiuntovi un discorso sopra i fuochi de li antichi by Andrea Palladio( Book )

7 editions published between 1554 and 1650 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili = The strife of love in a dream by Francesco Colonna( Book )

5 editions published between 1554 and 1811 in French and Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is hard to believe that the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus Manutius in 1499, one of the most famous books in the world, read by every Renaissance intellectual and endlessly referred to in studies of art and culture ever since, has never appeared in English. One reason, no doubt, is the length and difficulty of the text. It is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia. The author (presumed to be Francesco Colonna, a friar of dubious reputation) was obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume - it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed - and its 174 woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas on both buildings and gardens. In 1592 a beginning was made to produce an English version but the translator gave up after only a third of the text. Now, at last, the task has been triumphantly accomplished by Joscelyn Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing all its wayward charm and arcane learning in language accessible to the modern reader."--Jacket
Treatise on painting <Codex urbinas latinus 1270> by Leonardo( Book )

5 editions published between 1651 and 1817 in Italian and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) shines forth in major paintings such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper and his many drawings. How Leonardo accomplished these astounding works of art is shown in A Treatise on Painting, published in 1651, essentially a primer for students interested in learning the craft of drawing and painting." "Leonardo begins with careful instructions on drawing the main features of human anatomy, and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion and perspective. He discusses aspects of good composition; inventiveness; the expression of various emotions; creating effects of light, shadow, and color; and many other subtle points of artistic form. Throughout, Leonardo stresses the importance of meticulous study of the subjects to be rendered and the need for assiduous practice." "This edition is complete with anatomical drawings by the French classicist master Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) and geometrical illustrations by the great Italian Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), as well as an informative biography of Leonardo and an appendix that lists the artist's manuscripts, principal paintings, and drawings."--Jacket
Discovrs de la religion des anciens Romains, de la castrametation & discipline militaire d'iceux. Des bains & antiques exercitations grecques & romaines by Guillaume Du Choul( Book )

5 editions published between 1555 and 1582 in Italian and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Planches: numismatique ; costumes militaires ; sujets (antiquités grecques et romaines, autel, cavalier, cheval, guerrier, instruments de sacrifice et de toilette, légionnaire, machines de guerre, mouton, musicien, sanglier, taureau)
L'art de peindre. Poème avec des réflexions sur les différentes parties de la peinture by Claude-Henri Watelet( Book )

4 editions published between 1760 and 1771 in French and Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mercurio errante delle grandezze di Roma, tanto antiche, che moderne by Pietro Rossini( Book )

5 editions published between 1715 and 1789 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discorsi letti nella grande aula delle Palazzo Reale delle scienze e delle arti in Milano in occasione della solenne distribuzione de' premj della R. Accademia delle belle arti by Italy) Accademia di belle arti (Milan( Book )

3 editions published between 1810 and 1812 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'idea della architettvra universale by Vincenzo Scamozzi( Book )

4 editions published between 1615 and 1694 in Italian and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewerkte vertaling van de 'bouwkonstige wercken' - ooit een standaardwerk op het gebied van de theorie der architectuur - van Scamozzi (1552-1616), de wereldberoemde Venetiaanse bouwmeester die de schepper was van architectonische hoogstandjes als de Prucorazie Nuove aan het San Marcoplein in Venetie, het Palazzio Tristino te Vincenza en de voorgevel van de kathedraal van Salzburg
The Cicognara Library literary sources in the history of art and kindred subjects by Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)( Book )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectura by Hans Vredeman de Vries( Book )

3 editions published between 1577 and 1598 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of ancient art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann( Book )

in French and Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of: Amsterdam : E. van Harrevelt, 1766
Descrizione degli stateri antichi illustrati con le medaglie by Domenico Sestini( Book )

2 editions published in 1817 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vite dei pittori Vecelli di Cadore : libri quattro by S Ticozzi( Book )

2 editions published in 1817 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de divers ouvrages sur la peinture et le coloris by Roger de Piles( Book )

2 editions published in 1775 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petr. Frid. Arpe De prodigiosis naturæ et artis operibus talismanes et amuleta dictis, cum recensione scriptorum huius argumenti, liber singularis by Peter Friedrich Arpe( Book )

2 editions published in 1717 in Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Fondo Cicognara

Biblioteca Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Cicognara Library (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

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