The first complete monograph on Primaticcio's architecture, the relationship between his architectural inventions and the influence of the Italian masters.
[Francesco Primaticcio Architect] This is the first complete monograph on Primaticcio’s architecture that blended the experience of Roman architectural culture with French linguistic tradition and practice.
The results of the research of an international team of experts illustrate the relationship between Primaticcio’s architectural inventions and the influence of the Italian masters, first and foremost Giulio Romano, but also Peruzzi, Raphael, Michelangelo and Vignola, and also clarify the link established with Pierre Lescot, Philibert Delorme and Jean Bullant in France.
The book traces all the stages of this Bolognese architect’s career through an in-depth study of his training in Italy, an analysis of the buildings he designed in France between 1540 and 1570, and a series of chapters on the French artistic and cultural context.
A vast range of images document the projects and the buildings constructed mainly in Meudon, Fontainebleau, Dampierre and Saint-Denis, in addition to Primaticcio’s extensive activity as a painter, sculptor and interior decorator.