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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INTRODUCTION.

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oval of very dissicult confc ruCtion, which he left un»
liniffied) and made deligns for two villas of the S. Sh
Orsini, near Viterbo, that were carried into execution
*—as likewise others for edifices in Puglia.

In this situation he began a treatjse on the Anti-
quities of Rome, and a commentary on Vitruvius 5
making drawings for the latter as he went on with
the work. Parts of these undertakings were, when
Vasari wrote, in the hands of Francesco Sanese his
disciple. Sebastian Serlio, a Bolognese, and Giacomo
Melighino of Ferrara, Architect to Paul III. became
possessed os the remaining part of what Peruzzi lest
behind him; the former profited largely by his col-
lections, observations and deligns, in composing his
own book on Architecture.

The court of the palace of the ducal family of
Altemps, in Rome, is supposed to have been repair-
ed and refitted by Peruzzi. The palace of the Mar-
quis Silvestri, opposite St. Lorenzo in Damaso,1 and
the House of Sig. Giuseppe Costa in Borgo k Nuovo,
were built after his designs : the latter was probably
taken down sor its vicinity to St. Peter’s.

This great Architect and Painter was born in
family distress; harrassed, through life, with mis-
fortune; and never in any comsortable degree ap-
proached to easy circumstances. His attention was
more earnestly exerted in the attainment os profes-
sional excellence, than of the gain due to his services.
Of this indifference to pecuniary reward the molt

* See P, Ferrerio. Tom. II. No. 34, date uncertain.

|bid, No, 46, date uncertain,

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