Architect Vincenzo Scamozzi was born on this day in 1548 in Vicenza. Scamozzi is widely recognized as the architectural heir to Andrea Palladio both for his conservative classicism and for his theoretical publications, as well as for the fact that he completed a number of the older architect’s unfinished projects like the Villa Rotonda and facade of San Giorgio Maggiore. He died in Venice in 1616 at age 67, less than a month shy of his birthday.
Vincenzo Scamozzi, Procuratie Nuove, Venice. Photo: Wolfgang Moroder.
Vincenzo Scamozzi, “Doric Order,” L’Idea della Architettura Universale, 1616. Vincenzo Scamozzi, Villa Molin, near Padua. Photo: Milazzi. Paolo Veronese, Portrait of Vincenzo Scamozzi, Denver Art Museum.
Reference: Nadia Munari. “Scamozzi.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T076317pg2>.