Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe (Florence)
Morrogh (Andrew); Dinale (Silvia), translator

Disegni di architetti fiorentini 1540-1640 (catalogue of an exhibition; Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Cataloghi, 63)

Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 1985
(24 cm), 211 (3) pp., [84] p. of plates. 109 catalogue entries. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - ‘Three broad categories of drawings are represented: projects by Francesco da Sangallo, Vasari, and Ammannati for Medicean buildings on the Piazza della Signoria; a group of drawings for polychrome marble chapels in Florentine churches; and a selection of architectural details by Buontalenti, Dosio, Cigoli, and others… The entries are models of clarity, containing detailed information about technique, provenance, watermarks, and architectural scale (a factor often neglected in catalogs of this kind)’ (from a review by Leon Satkowski, in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, volume 45, 1986, pp.416-418). The introduction contains a useful history of the Uffizi’s collection of architectural drawings. Arntzen & Rainwater L-8. ¶ Upper wrapper lightly creased; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.


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