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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M. Angelo was, in spite of his own remonftrances
against the choice, declared .by Paul III, Architect
of St. Peter’s, with full power to act at will in his
charge. Plis final acceptance of this commission was
accompanied by a renunciation os all emolument
srom it: a resolution he stribtly adhered to, notwith-
standing the most pressing instances of the Sovereign
Pontis. Disapproving the design os his predecessar
in office as saulty, of infinite expence and tedious
execution; he, in 15 days, made a model of his
own, at the small cost of 25 crowns; whereas that
of Sangallo had employed seyeral years, and cost
above 4000 crowns. His procedures in the resorm
os this grand fabric, many years continued, must be
learned from ampler accounts of his works of this
kind, than the present summary was intended to give.
While those were going on, he was called to the
rebuilding of the Capitol, which he began with the
middle palace, or habitation of the soie senator os
modern Rome. The double-ramp outward slairs
were conduced by him, but no other part of this
edifice. The side one, or wing occupied by the
Conservators os Rome, was intirely of his design ;
in which there are thought to be some things to
blame among many to commend 5 and in the sormer
perhaps, Giacomo della Porta and others, who, aster
him, undertook the conclude os the work, may have
had their ihare. In the deseent from the Capi-
tol towards the City, M. Angelo designed a Cordo-
nata, v/ith a balaustered Parapet at its top, adorned
with statues and antient monuments. In the middle
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