Aldrich, Henry; Smyth, Philip [Übers.]
The Elements Of Civil Architecture: According To Vitruvius And Other Ancients, And The Most Approved Practice Of Modern Authors, Especially Palladio — London, 1789 [Cicognara Nr. 395]

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mgs of Brunelleschi being lost. Leonora os Toledo,
Consort of Duke Cosimo, bought this palace (sor
the residence os the grand Dukes ) of the represen-
tative of Mr. Luca Pitti, for whom it was built. He
gave the model of the Casa de Eusmi, for two fa-
milies j that of the house and loggie degli Inno-
centl i he destgned a house for the Barbadorq un-
executed 3 another of the Giuntini in the * Place
d’ Ogni Santi. The portico of the hospital de’
Convalescenti is believed to be his'; as was the conti-
nuation of the Palazzo de5 Capitani, with much im-
provement of the first plan given by Francesco della
Luna. Out of the Gate of St. Nicholas a Villa for
the aforesaid Mr. Luca Pitti. By order and at the
cost of Costmo de Medici he destgned the Abbey
of the Canons regular os Fiesole, in site and manner
equally convenient and pleasing.

At Milan he planned a fortress and other works
for the reigning Duke Filippo Maria ; and contri-
buted his assistance in the Dome there. The Fortress

* Place, conformably to the French rendring, is the only word
that occurs as correspondent to the Italian Piazza. And here it
may be for the service os the mere English Reader, to apprize
him of a strange mistake, often made, as to the meaning of the
word Piazza; by employing it to signify the surrounding Porticos,
e. g. of Covent Garden, indead of the large Area they inclose,
where the market is held, which is the real Piazza, or Place. Mr,
Pope, in one of his letters, has (in respedl to his talents I had
aimost said) authorized this mistake; a small one indeed, and
that in a foreign language, when compensated by the most perfect
possession of his own, that the iongest use of it could give to the
nicest ear and intellect.


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