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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Etchievement spoken of with high applause by Vasari.
Meanly recompensed for this great work, he re-
moved to Piacenza; where he gave the plan and
superintended the foundations os the Ducal Palace,
of which he left the further diredtion to his son Gia-
cinto. The citadel of Piacenza was likewise formed
by him. It is not easy to ascertain either the number,
or the dates, of the various edifices of this great artist
dispersed through Italy. Some of them are the
churches of Mazzano, St. Orede, della Madonna
degli Angeli in Assisi, and a beautiful chapel in that
os St. Francesco in Perugia.

Upon his revisiting Rome, he was by Glulius III
appointed his architect, intruded with the diredtion of
the acqua di Trevi, and the condrudtion of the Villa
without the Porta del Popolo, called Papa Giulio.1
At a small didance, on the Flaminian way, Vignola
built a chapel in the dyle of the antient temples,
called St. Andrea di Ponte molle, a work much ap-
plauded. The plan of it is redtangular, the piladers
Corinthian, without pededals. In Rome he refitted
that Palace of the SSi de’ Monti, which has since been
called the Palace of Florence; being become the
property of the Grand Duke. Fo the same family
he began a palace opposite that of the houshold of
Borghese, but was not allowed to condudt it much
above the foundations. The Cardinal Alexander
Farnese, who thought highly os Vignola’s intelli-
gence of his art, committed to him that part of the
great Farnese Palace which contains the famous gal-
s’ Vide Elements, Plate LV, fig, j,

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