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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lery painted by the Carracci. By his order likewise
our Architect built the elegant Corinthian portal of
St. Lorenzo in Damaso ; and a rustic door to the
Farnese gardens, that does credit to its inventor.
The great favour of this Cardinal to the order of Je-
suits suggesting to him the building of the magnificent
church del Gesu, Vignola was employed to design
and conduct the fabric. The foundation was laid
in 15685 but the superstructure was not carried on
by him to its termination. So far as it had the be-
nefit of his direction, it has every merit $ but the
alterations made in his plan by Giacomo della Porta.,
who succeeded him in the superintendence, are by
no means to the advantage of the work.
S. Anna de’ Palafrenieri, near the Vatican, is sup-
posed to have been built by Giacinto Barozzi, aster
a design of his father Giacomo the Oratory of S.
Marcello, the Cappella Ricci in Santa Caterina de®
Funari, the Deposit of Cardinal Ranuccio Farnese
In S. Gio. Laterano, are all believed to be inventions
of Vignola.
But, if every proos of his skill hitherto specified
were away, the soie palace of Caprarola, about
thirty miles from Rome towards Viterbo, would
establish the superiority of his professional talents.
This singularly magnificent and commodious edisice
Hands solitary, on the brow of a barren hill, sur-
rounded by other rocky eminences, in a sort of gut
opening into a delicious country. The offices are
distributed into several courts, round the mid-rise
of the hill, on whose summit the palace is placed.
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