Record number 03/2599
Author Guarini, Guarino, 1624 - 1683
TitleArchitettura Civile Del Padre D. Guarino Guarini Cherico Regolare, Opera Postuma Dedicata A Sua Sacra Reale Maesta.
ImprintIn Torino: Appresso Gianfrancesco Mairesse all'Insegna di Santa Teresa di Gesu'., M.DCC.XXXVII.
Physical Description2 vols. [Vol.1: [8], 307, [1] p. - Vol.II: engr. frontis. (port.), [45], 27, [7] pl.].; 394 mm. (Quarto.)
Physical Description NoteIn some copies the two vols. are bound as one, with the engraved port. placed in Vol. I before the t.-p.
Content Format NoteVol.1: [Frontis. (port.), t.p., dedic.] - Avviso A' Lettori - Facultas - Indice De' Trattati, E De' Capitoli ... - Tratatto 1[-5: Architettura; Icnografia; Ortografia elevata; Ortografia gettata; Geodesia]; Imprimatur - Errori Occorsi Nella Stampa . - Vol.2: [Plates.]
Summary NoteGuarini had prepared the manuscript and the plates for this work before his death in 1683; but it was three years later that the plates were published at Turin, without text, under the title, Dissegni d'architettura civile et ecclesiastica. The owners of the text and plates, the Theatine Order, commissioned Bernardo Vittone to prepare the present edition. Parts 2, 4 and 5 are reprinted from Guarini's Euclides adauctus (1671). Thirty-five new illustrations have been included.

The plates show geometric figures, architectural details, and plans, elevations and sections of buildings.
Responsibility NoteSome plates are signed as designed by Guarini; some as engraved by François Guyenot, Giovanni Fayneau or Giovanni Abbiati. Several unsigned plates are reduced from the 1686 edition; in which they carried the signatures of Guyenot, Feyneau, Abbiati, Antonio Verga and Antonio de Piene. The portrait of Guarini is unsigned.

The publication is dedicated by the Theatines to Carlo Emanuele III, Duke of Savoy, King of Sardinia.
SubjectArchitecture - Theory - Architecture, Italian - Architectural design - Architecture details - Italy - Piedmont - History - 17th century - Baroque
Treatises - Plans - Elevations - Sections - Italy - 17th century - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
ReproductionsA facsimile was published in 1964 (London: Gregg Press); another reprint in 1968 (Milan: Il Polifilo).
ReferencesNational Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard Achitectural, IV (2000), no.50, p.178-83; Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1391, p.744-5; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 150, p.124-5; P. Riccardi, Biblioteca matematica (1952), I, 637.

H.A. Meek, Guarino Guarini (1992).
Copy NoteThis set is bound as one volume, with the portrait of Guarini bound in as the frontispiece to the whole work.
Binding Note18th-century sprinkled calf, rebacked in 18th-century style, with gilt-tooled spine and red morocco spine-label lettered 'Architett di Guarini'.
ProvenanceAcquired by 1802. Recorded in Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).
Variant TitleArchitett di Guarini
Contributors Carlo Emanuele III, Duke of Savoy, King of Sardinia, 1701 - 1773, dedicatee
Vittone, Bernardo Antonio, 1702 - 1770, editor
Fayneau, Giovanni, fl. 1680s, engraver
Guienotti, Francesco, fl. 16861693, engraver
Abbiati, Giovanni, fl. 1678 - 1700, engraver
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