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, 395]

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Concerning the professional merit os Scamozzi
judgments have been different and extreme. Some
(among these Mons. cle Chambray) disgusted, per-
haps, with his ostentation os extraneous erudition,
his intimations of his own superiority, and reticences
concerning other artists, have resused him the praise
justly due to him. The title of his work on Archi-
tecture* and many passages in it, certainly indicate
an extravagant opinion of his own susffciency ; but
this does not prove that it had no support in real
ability. His sixth book, on the Orders, was thought
to deserve a transsation into French by Daviler,
magnificently republished, with additions from other
parts of the Author’s works, by Du Ruy at Leyden
1713. Of his Book of Antiquities ff the learned
Marquis Maffei affirms, J that it is the only one
where any thing is said on the internal repartition
and distribution of amphitheatres, and contains in-
formation on the subjedt never before given or sought
for. The judicious Count A. Pompei is large and
particular in praise of his Orders, and pronounces
the designs in his book and many of his buildings
highly commendable ; among the latter he specifies
* Idea dell’ Architettura Universale di V. Scamozzi, in Vene-
zia, per Giorgio Valentino, 2 tom. in folio, 1615, first edition,
very rare.
■s Discorsi sopra 1’Antichita di Roma di V. Scamozzi, con XL
sa vole in rame per Eattista Pittoni, in Venezia per Francesco
Ziletti 1582 in folio, very rare likewise, the plates from deiigns
of Baldasiare Peruzzi.
% Libro 2do deg'si Anfiteatri.

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