Record number 06/1893
Author Milizia, Francesco, 1725 - 1798
Uniform Title[Le Vite De' Più Celebri Architetti D'Ogni Nazione E D'Ogni Tempo. 1826.] English. Cresy.
TitleThe Lives Of Celebrated Architects, Ancient And Modern: With Historical And Critical Observations On Their Works, And On The Principles Of The Art. By Francesco Milizia. Translated from the Italian By Mrs. Edward Cresy. With Notes And Additional Lives. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
ImprintLondon:: Printed For J. Taylor, Architectural Library, High Holborn., 1826.
Physical Description2 vols.; 227 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [i-]xvi, [xiii-]lxxii, [ii], 351, [1]p. - Vol. II: [iv], 454, [2]p.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Introduction - Contents. Volume The First. (Second.) - [Text]; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text] - Index; [colophon] - [Publisher's advertisement].
Summary NoteThe first volume contains an introduction to architectural principles and an account of European architects from the 5th century B.C. to the 16th century A.D.; the second volume, of those of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The translator has slightly expanded the original text, with notes on sources and lives of a few architects not included by Milizia.
Responsibility NoteThe printer is named on the half-title verso and in the colophons: 'London: Printed By J. Moyes, Bouverie Street.'

The translation is dedicated by Eliza Cresy 'To John Soane, Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A. Architect To The Bank Of England ... Professor Of Architecture In The Royal Academy ...'.
SubjectArchitects, European - Artists - Architecture, European - Europe - History
Art history - Art criticism - Biography - Reference books - Italy - 18th century
Translations into English - Translations from Italian - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesRIBA, Early printed, 3 (1999), no. 2131, p.1137-9.

J. Rykwert, On Adam's house in Paradise (1972); I. Prozzillo, Francesco Milizia teorico e storico d' architettura (1971); P. Zampetti, 'Francesco Milizia: uomo e critico d'arte', in Sensibilit e razionalità nel settecento (1967).
Binding Note19th-century quarter blue cloth, brown papered boards; white paper spine-labels lettered 'The Lives Of Celebrated Architects · Milizia I (II)'.
Contributors Cresy, Eliza, 1798 - 1877, translator
Taylor, Josiah, 1761 - 1834, publisher
Moyes, James, fl. ca. 1816 - 1840?, printer
Architectural Library (London). publisher
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