Scamozzi, Vincenzo

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Scamozzi, Vincenzo


Born 1552, in Vicenza; died Aug. 7, 1616, in Venice. Italian architect.

In addition to his own works, such as the Palazzo Trissino in Vicenza, 1577, Scamozzi completed certain buildings begun by J. Sansovino (the Old Library of San Marco in Venice, completed 1583) and Palladio (the Olimpico Theater in Vicenza, 1580–85). His attempts to create a universal codification of architectural principles, including the theory of orders, influenced the birth of classicism.


L’idea dell’architettura universale, parts 1 and 2. Venice, 1615.
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