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Discorsi Di Architettura Del Senatore Giovan Batista Nelli Con la Vita del medesimo dedicata all'illustriss. Signore Bindo Simone Peruzzi E due Ragionamenti sopra le Cupole di Alessandro Cecchini Architetto.

Giovanni Battista Nelli

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2671

Author

Imprint

In Firenze: MDCCLIII., Per gli Eredi Paperini, Con licenza de' Superiori. E si vendono da Ottavio Bonajuti Librajo da Badía.

Physical Description

103, [1] p., frontis. (port.), 3 pl. (fold.): illus.; 245 mm. (Octavo).

Contents

[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Vita Del Senatore Gio; Batista Nelli Patrizio Fiorentino Descritta Da Gio: Batista Clemente Suo Figlio - [Plate I] - Avvertimento Dello Stampatore a chi legge - [Text:] Del Fabbricarsi I Ponti Ne' Fiumi Della Toscana; Ragionamento Sopra La Maniera Di Voltar Le Cupole Senza Adoperarvi Le Centine - [Plate II, plate III] - Due Discorsi Sopra La cupola Di S. Maria Del Fiore Di Alessandro Cecchini Architetto - Errori. Correzioni.

Responsibility Note

The text was edited by Nelli's son, G. B. C. Nelli, who also wrote the Life of the author.

The frontispiece portrait is signed as drawn by Joseph Zocchi and engraved by A.F. Ceccherelli. Plates I and III are unsigned; plate II is signed as designed and drawn by F. Brunelleschi and engraved by J.VC.

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 3 (1999), no. 2251, p.1231; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 204, p.170-1.

H. Schlimme, 'Bautechnisches Wissen in Italien von 1600 bis 1750', in Max Planck Jahrbuch (2004).

Summary Note

The plates show: 1. a bell; 2. Brunelleschi's scaffolding for the dome of Florence cathedral; 3. further figures of the construction of a dome.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards, black morocco spine-label lettered 'Nelli Architettura'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Architecture - Bridges - Domes - Cathedrals - Engineering - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore (Florence) - History
Architects - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - 17th century - 18th century
Treatises - Italy - 18th century
Biography - Art history - Italy - 18th century

Contributors