L'influenza delle incisioni romane nell'architettura siciliana del Settecento

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The aim of this essay is to assess the real influence of Roman architecturalengravings in Sicily, particularly focusing on the seriesof doors and windows published in the second volume of AndreaPozzo’s treatise (1700) as well as on those included in Gian Giacomoand Domenico Rossi’s publications, with particular referenceto the first volume of Studio di Architettura Civile (Roma1702). The research focuses on the work of the three main charactersof Sicilian Late Baroque, Giovan Amico (1684-1754), RosarioGagliardi (1690-1762) and Giovanni Battista Vaccarini(1702-1768) whose professional activity, almost synchronous,identifies the time, indicatively included between 1720 and 1750,when the influence of Roman Late Baroque was more evident.The study of the above mentioned architects’ work has pointedout a common approach, characterized by a partial assimilationof Roman models and a more evident will to develop individualand distinctive solutions. Connoting in a substantial way an architecturalstructure, the design of both doors and windows representeda basic part of the architectural lexicon and, as such, itcould not consist of a simple repetition of models for an architectactive in the modern debate. On the other hand, if we move fromthe masters’ work to a context of technicians less involved in linguisticresearch and more attentive to professional practice, theapproach radically changes, frequently directing towards a literalcopying of Roman models.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteLa circolazione dei modelli a stampa nell'architettura di età moderna
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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