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Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Works: 4,850 works in 9,607 publications in 3 languages and 29,281 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Guidebooks  Manuscripts  Concordances  Romance fiction  Designs and plans  Sources  Pictorial works  Biography 
Classifications: NA2515, 720
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Most widely held works by Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)
Vitruvius : the ten books on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio( Book )

14 editions published between 1536 and 1629 in Italian and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, De Architectura libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped humanist architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. Extremely influential in the formation of the medieval and modern concept of a broad liberal arts education as the basis for responsible professionals, this work is remarkable also because over half of its content deals with aspects of Hellenistic art, science and technology, music theory, law, artillery, siege machinery, proportion and philosophy, among other topics." "This new, critical edition of Vitruvius's Ten Books on Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century."--Jacket
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 : il giorno XIII agosto MDCCIX by Italy) Accademia di belle arti (Milan( Book )

10 editions published between 1809 and 1813 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1563 and 1635 in Italian and held by 41 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 e delle Arti in occasione della solenne distribuzione de' premj dell'Imperiale Regia Accademia delle Belle Arti by Italy) Accademia di belle arti (Milan( Book )

9 editions published between 1817 and 1822 in Italian and held by 38 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 )

12 editions published between 1555 and 1650 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trattato della pittura di Lionardo da Vinci by Leonardo( Book )

8 editions published between 1733 and 1817 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Si l'œuvre peint de Léonard de Vinci...a installé immédiatement l'artiste comme un des phares de la Renaissance, en revanche, ses écrits sur l'art...connurent un succès différé et médiatisé: c'est une sélection anonyme de ces écrits, opérée à partir du Libro di pittura et publiée pour la première fois à Paris en 1651 sous le titre de Trattato della pittura par les soins de Raphaël Trichet du Fresne de Chambray, qui consacre la fortune de Léonard théoricien, l'impose à l'attention de l'Académie Royale de Peinture et en fait pour longtemps un des textes fondateurs de la pensée sur l'art. Cette édition, présentée et annotée par Anna Sconza, confronte pour la première fois les deux versions contemporaines, italienne (fondée sur le texte de Francesco Melzi) et française (français moyen), richement illustrées par les gravures de René Lochon, inspirées par les dessins préparatoires de Nicolas Poussin et de Charles Errard."--Page [4] of cover
Il mercurio errante delle grandezze di Roma : tanto antiche, che moderne by Giovanni Pietro Rossini( Book )

8 editions published between 1715 and 1776 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem delivered : an English prose version by Torquato Tasso( Book )

6 editions published between 1590 and 1758 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, 1581), Torquato Tasso set out to write an epic to rival the Iliad and the Aeneid. Unlike his predecessors, he took his subject not from myth but from history: the Christian capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. The siege of the city is played out a longside a magical romance of love and sacrifice, in which the Christian knight Rinaldo succumbs to the charms of the pagan sorceress Armida, and the warrior maiden Clorinda inspires a fatal passion in the Christian Tancred." "Tasso's masterpiece left its mark on writers from Spenser and Milton to Goethe and Byron, and inspired countless painters and composers. This is the first English translation in modern times that faithfully reflects both the sense and the verse form of the original. Max Wickert's fine rendering is introduced by Mark Davie, who places Tasso's poem in the context of his life and times and points to the qualities that have ensured its lasting impact on Western culture."--Jacket
L'idea della architettvra universale by Vincenzo Scamozzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1615 and 1687 in French and Italian and held by 22 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
Casulae S. Stephani regis Hungariae vera imago et expositio by Erasmus Frölich( Book )

4 editions published in 1754 in Latin and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1554 and 1772 in French and held by 20 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
Descrizione degli stateri antichi illustrati con le medaglie by Domenico Sestini( Book )

3 editions published in 1817 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dell'anfiteatro di Verona by Alessandro Carli( Book )

4 editions published in 1785 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Alcune notizie odeporiche sulla città di Cortona, e sue campagne by Andrea Zucchini( Book )

3 editions published in 1803 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 )

3 editions published in 1775 in French and held by 6 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 )

3 editions published in 1717 in Latin and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itinéraire de la ville de Venise et des îles circonvoisines by Giannantonio Moschini( Book )

3 editions published in 1819 in Italian 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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