Guarino Guarini

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Guarini, Guarino


Born Jan. 17, 1624, in Modena; died Mar. 6, 1683, in Milan. Italian architect.

Guarini worked in Rome, Modena, Messina, and Paris; in 1666 he began working in Turin. Guarini’s work (the Church of San Lorenzo, 1668-87; the Carignano Palace begun in 1679 in Turin) is the apogee of the restless dynamism of Italian baroque architecture. The most complicated mathematical calculations are combined in his work with a mystical irrationality of architectural images, the whimsicality and extreme tension of forms, and the refinement of curvilinear planes.


Portoghesi, P. Guarino Guarini. Milan, 1956.
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