Cammy Brothers’s new book deals principally with the drawings of ancient architecture by the Renaissance architect Giuliano da Sangallo (1443–1516) that are found in two parchment manuscripts, the magisterial Codex Barberini in the Vatican Library, and the more modest Taccuino senese (Sienese Notebook) in Siena’s Biblioteca Comunale. Both have already been studied in good detail, and both also feature prominently in the online compendium the Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance.1 This publication, however, takes a markedly different approach, valiantly setting out to ask, and then answer, pressing but little-studied questions that invite consideration of the drawings in new ways. Thus, the author is not concerned, for example, with the thorny question of dating, this applying, in particular, to the Codex Barberini, which (as summarized here) was assembled into its final composition only at a very late date, having previously...
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Book Review| March 01 2023
Review: Giuliano da Sangallo and the Ruins of Rome
Giuliano da Sangallo and the Ruins of Rome
Princeton University Press,
2022, 320 pp., 211 color and 53 b/w illus. $75 (cloth), ISBN 9780691193793
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2023) 82 (1): 86–88.
David Hemsoll; Review: Giuliano da Sangallo and the Ruins of Rome. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2023; 82 (1): 86–88. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2023.82.1.86
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