French Renaissance Architecture Print


A vintage print reproduction of a hand-tinted engraving of the "Porte du Jardin du Duc Sforce", from the "Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture" first published in 1562 by M. Iacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-1573). Vignola's Rules set down his practical system for constructing columns in the style of five classical orders (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan and Composite). Vignola based his work on that of 1st century BC engineer and architect, Vetruvius, and utilized proportions that Vignola derived from his own measurements of Roman monuments. Barozzi's influential work was published in a number of languages for over 300 years. 17ʺW × 1ʺD × 20.5ʺH