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Aviler, Augustin-Charles d', 1653–1701

Vignola revived : wherein is shown the true and most elegant proportions of the five orders as laid down by that great master : illustrated by two hundred and twenty-seven designs of palaces and other magnificent buildings : executed by himself in Italy and elsewhere : neatly engraved on fifty-six folio copper-plates : adapted not only to the general use of architecture, but herein particular subjects are treated with the greatest accuracy, viz. : the five orders; columns, symbolical, &c. &c. doors, windows, niches, &c. cornishes, French and Italian ; ballustrades, mosaic work, mouldings, &c., sections of rooms, with designs for furniture; ornamental iron-work for various purposes; temples, grotto's, and summer retreats, for parks, gardens, &c. plan, elevations, and sections of the castle of St. Angelo at Rome; also of a church, pallaces [sic], &c. : with many other particulars relative to the art of building.

Additional Title(s):

Cours d'architecture. English

London : Printed for Robert Sayer, map and print-seller, at the Golden Buck in Fleet-Street, MDCCLXI [1761]
Physical Description:
4 p., 56 leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA1123.V54 .A95 1761+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engraved t.p.
Price at foot of t.p.: Price seven shillings and six-pence.
Sometimes attributed to the publisher, Robert Sayer.
"'Vignola Revived (1761) is an incomplete edition of Charles D'Aviler's two volume 'Cours D'Architecture' (1691), the first volume containing the orders of Vignola with commentaries and descriptions of works by him and Michaelangelo, the second being an alphabetical dictionary of architectural terms"--Cf. Harris.
English short title catalogue, T14871
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 304.1
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 23
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 163
BAC: British Art Center copy inscribed: Les Benedictines, Heath Hall, Nov. 1814. Ink stamp: Bibl. B.M. De Angelis Princethorpe.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Benedictines -- Autograph.
Bibl. B.M. de Angelis Princethorpe -- Stamp.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1761.
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher.
Vignola, 1507-1573.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.

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