Le Porte d'Architettura Rustica di Orazio Perucci

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The collection Porte d’architettura rustica was published posthumously in 1634, perhaps in Bologna, but it was conceived presumablyin the early XVII century. It is a work known to historians, but not yet properly studied, nor is studied its author, Orazio Perucci from Reggio (1549-1624), a painter versed in architecture,but whose design activity is not testified by any evidence or documented works.Conceived as a series of portals designed for civil architecture (palaces and gardens) and as a casuistry of “extravagant” models, the collection follows the example of the fortunate bookLibro Extraordinario, although without the same success and editorial circulation.Many refined inventions by Perucci refer to suggestions from Sebastiano Serlio, but also to the models of portals by Vignola and Michelangelo, which appeared in the early seventeenth-centuryeditions of the Regola, and to experimentations by Tibaldi
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLibri, incisioni e immagini di architettura come fonti per il progetto in Italia
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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