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Fondo Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Works: 4,855 works in 9,717 publications in 4 languages and 29,919 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Allegories  Romance fiction  Epic poetry  Guidebooks  Manuscripts  Intaglio prints  Biography  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PQ4638, 851.4
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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 )

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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume solidified the architectural canon of the past five centuries. In these pages, the distinguished architect known as Vignola identified the five orders - Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite - and illustrated them in full-page elevational detail.Vignola's engravings have been copied countless times since their original publication in 1562. The clear images with brief captions constitute a practical rather than theoretical work, offering even lay readers a system of tools that provide accurate proportions. An essential reference for professional architects, this book has guided generations of architects, including those who rebuilt London after the Fire of 1664. This new edition features an Introduction by architectural historian David Watkin
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 )

9 editions published between 1817 and 1822 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'antichita di Roma by Andrea Palladio( Book )

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

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

10 editions published between 1715 and 1789 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on painting <Codex urbinas latinus 1270> by Leonardo( Book )

8 editions published between 1733 and 1817 in Italian and held by 28 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
Descrizione degli stateri antichi illustrati con le medaglie by Domenico Sestini( )

3 editions published in 1817 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1819 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1775 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1803 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dell'anfiteatro di Verona by Alessandro Carli( )

4 editions published in 1785 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1541 and 1565 in 3 languages and held by 24 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
Petr. Frid. Arpe De prodigiosis naturæ et artis operibus : talismanes et amuleta dictis, cum recensione scriptorum huius argumenti, liber singularis by Peter Friedrich Arpe( )

3 editions published in 1717 in Latin and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casulae S. Stephani regis Hungariae vera imago et expositio by Erasmus Frölich( Book )

4 editions published in 1754 in Latin and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'art chez les anciens by Johann Joachim Winckelmann( )

in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso( Book )

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

An epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso which tells a largely fictionalized version of the First Crusade in which Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslims in order to raise the siege of Jerusalem. The poem is composed of eight line stanzas grouped into 20 cantos of varying length
Dell'idea della architettura universale by Vincenzo Scamozzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1615 and 1687 in Italian and French 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
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili = The strife of love in a dream by Francesco Colonna( Book )

7 editions published between 1554 and 1804 in French and held by 21 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
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Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Fondo Cicognara

Biblioteca Cicognara (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Cicognara Library (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana)

Italian (93)

French (20)

Latin (9)

English (3)