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Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Works: 4,398 works in 4,963 publications in 5 languages and 24,415 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Poetry  History  Terminology  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Designs and plans  Emblem books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PQ4619.C9, 720
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Most widely held works by Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)
Discorsi letti nella grande aula del 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 )

13 editions published between 1809 and 1914 in Italian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canon of the five orders of architecture by Vignola( Book )

8 editions published between 1563 and 1797 in Italian and French and held by 50 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
Le antichità di Roma by Andrea Palladio( Book )

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

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

6 editions published between 1615 and 1713 in French and Italian and held by 32 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
Discours de la religion des anciens Romains illustré : Lyon, 1556 by Guillaume Du Choul( Book )

6 editions published between 1555 and 1582 in Italian and French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Illustrations (gravure sur bois, 16e s.)
Hieroglyphica : Lyon, 1602 by Pierio Valeriano( Book )

6 editions published between 1579 and 1727 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emblemata : Lyons, 1550 by Andrea Alciati( Book )

7 editions published between 1535 and 1967 in Latin and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

211 woodcuts of allegorical emblems by an unknown artist, each accompanied by a poem by Andrea Alciati and a separate commentary by Claude Mignault. The devices used were probably first cut for the Plantinian edition of 1584, and served for succeeding editions. Several bear the monogram "A."
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

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

4 editions published between 1554 and 1772 in French and held by 22 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
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

De thermis herculanis nuper in Dacia detectis ... Dissertatio epistolaris by Pasquale Garofalo( Book )

6 editions published between 1739 and 1743 in Latin and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the art of building in ten books by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

3 editions published between 1553 and 1582 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first moderntreatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Its importance for the subsequent history ofarchitecture is incalculable, yet this is the first English translation based on the original, exceptionally eloquent Latin text on which Alberti's reputation as a theorist is founded. Joseph Rykwert and his colleagues have been scrupulous in following Alberti's original intentions. Their version is based on the critical text published in 1966 by Giovanni Orlandi. It replaces the only other significant English version, by the Venetian architect James Leoni, whose source was not the original Latin but an Italian translation dating from the sixteenth century. Rykwert's substantial introduction discusses Alberti's life and career - as papal functionary, writer on a wide variety of topics, and architect and discusses the De Re Aedificatoria itself - its relation to the De Architectura of Vitruvius, its influence on contemporary and later architectural theory and practice, and its bibliographic history. The apparatus also includes an index and a glossary of terms. The translators were fortunate to have the help of eminent Alberti scholar Hans-Karl Lücke of the University of Toronto. Alberti set out to replace Vitruvius's authority, which had been undisputed for over a thousand years. In a Latin which was both more elegant and more precise than that of his ancient predecessor, he succeeded in framing a coherent account of the fragmented knowledge of antique architecture as it had survived through the dark and middle ages. His was the one book which established architecture as an intellectual and professional discipline rather than a craft and gave it a proper theoretical context; by showing how the great examples of ruined antiquity could be emulated in practice, it provided a theoretical basis for the architecture of the Renaissance. Alberti organizes the work of the architect according to solidity, use, and grace. The ten books begin with a book of definitions; there follow two books devoted to materials and constructional methods; books four and five discuss the uses of the parts of the building and the different building types. The bulk of the second part, books six through nine deal with grace: the problems of designing sacred buildings, the problems of beauty and ornament, of proportions. Book ten takes up problems of restoration, water supply, and minor adjuncts to building. -- Publisher's website
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

Dell'anfiteatro di Verona by Alessandro CARLI( Book )

3 editions published in 1785 in Italian and held by 7 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

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Alternative Names
Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Fondo Cicognara

Biblioteca Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Cicognara Library (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

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English (2)

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