The relationship between Peruzzi and antiquity is the theme of this volume that illustrates the foundations of the ancient manner that influenced the fines expressions of 16th-century architectural culture.
[Baldassarre Peruzzi. The design of antiquity] One of the protagonists of the new architecture of the 1500s working in Rome, Baldassarre Peruzzi (1481-1536) emerges as a figure of great originality, an exemplary architect and theorist trained by in-depth, methodical study of ancient architecture. This book focuses on just this aspect, as Cristiano Tessari presents a chronological reconstruction of the relationship between Peruzzi and antiquity, and analyzes the projects of transformation of existing complexes into a modern form, including the church of Santa Maria Liberatrice, the spectacular work on a palace for the Orsini over the remains of the Baths of Agrippa, and the project for the Savelli residence on the ruins of the Theater of Marcellus, the only work involving reutilization of an ancient monument.
With painstaking philological accuracy, the volume illustrates the foundations of the ancient manner that influenced the fines expressions of 16th-century architectural culture.