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An exterior mass of masonry set at an angle to or bonded into a wall which it strengthens or supports; buttresses often absorb lateral thrusts from roof vaults. Also see flying buttress, hanging buttress.
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In the second (which debuts at Sperone Westwater, New York, later this spring), images are flipped and color is added.
Objective: This project centres on the intellectual biography and influence of Sperone Speroni (Padua, 1508 1588), one of the main Italian Renaissance promoters of studying Aristotle s writings in the vernacular.
An essay on the theme of the active life has as its focus a student of Pomponazzi, the Paduan philosopher and essayist Sperone Speroni (the piece also includes examinations of Alessandro and Francesco Piccolomini).