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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A great part os his designs of antient monuments
(of which his measures are found to be not always
just) may be seen in the Royal Library at Turin.

Giacomo BAPs.ozzi,eusually called Vignola,from
a place of that name in the Modenese, where he was
bom in 1507, was son of Clement Barozzi, a Mi-
lanese of genteel samily3 who, not being suitably
provided with the aids os fortune, and apprehend-
ing the effects of civil discord, lest his abode at Mi-
lan for a retirement at Vignola, where he died while
this son wyas yet very young. Thus early deprived
of his best support, our Barozzi yielded to the di-
rection of genius, and betook himfelf to the study
and pradtice of painting in Bologna. This pursuit
soon discovering to him the necessity of a good
knowledge of Perspective, he so earnestly laboured
to possess himself os that part of Science, as to sup-
ply the want of instruCtion by the invention of a
method sor himself.* While the exercise of his
pencil supplied him with the mere necessaries of lise,
what leilure his occupations os that kind left him he
employed in investigating the principles os those arts,
he could not be content to praClice from a soie habit
os imitation. It was during this sirst residence at
Bologna that he is said to have furnished Francesco
Guicciardini, the celebrated historian (then Gover-
nour os that city,) with some excellent designs

e Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, born 1507, died 1573, set. 66,

* This he has given in a treatise intitled Le due regole della
Prospettiva pratica di Giacopo Barozzi da Vignola, republished
Coi Commentarj di Egnazio Danti, in Roma, 1583, solio.

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