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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267), but worse is the neglect of Filippo Juvarra, who is scarcely mentioned, and Guarino Guarini, who does not appear at all.
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To Anthony Grafton's and Lisa Jardin's exposition of the letters of Isotta Nogarola with Guarino Guarini, and Cassandra Fedele with Angelo Poliziano (From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe [Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1986]), and to this reviewer's examination of the correspondence between Isabella Andreini and Erycius Puteanus (Women and Music of the Commedia dell'arte in the Late Sixteenth Century [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003]), Heller adds an important fourth example with the exchange between Arcangela Tarabotti and Giovanni Francesco Loredano.
The plan has the same goal of creating a linguistic unity for the professions that informed Guarino Guarini's (1374-1460) teaching of Latin in the fifteenth century.
La quarta sezione, dal titolo Aesthetics, spazia dalla riflessione pittorica (Giovanni Battista Agucchi, "Treatise on Painting", 426-36) a quella architettonica (Guarino Guarini, "Civil Architecture", 436-57) a quella letteraria (Giovambattista Marino col brano tratto dalla famosa lettera del gennaio 1620, inviata a Claudio Achillini, dal titolo "How to Steal", 457-59) e retorica (Emanuele Tesauro, "The Aristotelian Telescope", 460-86, e Sforza Pallavicino, "Science and the Dialogue", 487-91).
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(97) In this sense Bruni was most unlike his counterpart across the Apennines, Guarino Guarini (1374-1460), whose Vita Platonis of the same period respected to the letter the categories of bio graphical writing exemplified by Diogenes.
(32) Other Latin grammars appeared on one or two lists only, including one book simply described as a Donato, the sixth-century Institutiones grammaticae by Priscian, (33) the Regulae grammaticales of the great Renaissance pedagogue Guarino Guarini of Verona (1374-1460), the Grammatica -- probably the Rudimenta grammaticae (1473) -- of the scholar, Papal secretary; and later bishop, Niccolo Perotti (1429-80), (34) and either the Della lingua romana (1540) or the elementary Latin grammar Priscianello (1550) by Francesco Priscianese.