Maderno, Carlo

Maderno, Carlo

(1556–1679)
Italian architect who designed St. Susannah facade, Rome (1603), a Baroque elevation crowded with orders and set with niches rather than windows. One of his last works, the Palazzo Barberini, Rome (1628), was completed by Bernini.

Maderno, Carlo

 

(also Carlo Maderna). Born 1556 in Capolago, Switzerland; died Jan. 30, 1629, in Rome. Italian architect.

Maderno began work in Rome in 1588. His works reflect the transition from early to high baroque; they contain the decorative splendor and developed spatial compositions that are characteristic of the high baroque style (Church of Santa Susanna, 1596-1603; Matteo di Giove Palace, 1606-16; Barberini Palace, from 1625—completed by L. Bernini and F. Borromini). From 1603, Maderno directed the construction of St. Peter’s Church; he made fundamental changes in Michelangelo’s plan, extending the central nave and constructing the vestibule and main facade.

REFERENCE

Hibbard, H. Carlo Maderno and Roman Architecture, 1580-1630. University Park, Pa., 1972.
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