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Serlio, Sebastiano


Born Sept. 6, 1475, in Bologna: died 1554 in Fontainebleau. Italian architectural theorist.

During the first stage of his career, from 1511 to 1514, Serlio was a master of perspective painting. He studied architecture under B. Peruzzi in Rome from 1514 to approximately 1527 and also worked in Pesaro and Venice and, beginning in 1541, in France. Serlio wrote a treatise on geometry, perspective, and classical and modern buildings and columns. The work, published serially from 1537 to 1575, became well known throughout Europe. The separate books were brought together in a Venetian edition entitled Architecture (1584). Serlio’s treatise influenced the development of Renaissance and early classical architecture in France, the Netherlands, and Germany.


Tutte l’opere d’architettura et prospetiva. [Ridgewood, N. J., 1964.]


Argan, C. C. Dal Bramante at Canova. Rome, 1970. Pages 45–60.
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The Renaissance Stage: Documents of Serlio, Sabbatini and Furtenbach.
In the last two, he focuses on the key perspectival theories of Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti, and discusses the works and writings of a series of artists and architects, including Lorenzo Ghiherti, Scbastiano Serlio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jan van Eyck.
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He enjoyed Palladio, and also Serlio, Scamozzi, Giulio Romano, Hawksmoor, Ledoux, Cockerell and Lutyens, all architects with an enlarged self-consciousness about their art.
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22) Two Italian architectural theorists, Sebastiano Serlio (1475-1554), who was in the employ of Francis I of France (1494-1547), and Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616), both noted that galleries provided spaces for walking.
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The Italian architect Sebastiano Serlio included a discussion of this type of scenery in his influential treatise on architecture.