Art and Art History (Pomona)
architecture, drawing, Italy
This much awaited first in a most ambitious three-volume catalog of the architectural drawings of the Florentine-Roman architect, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546), comes at a bittersweet moment. After more than eighteen years of promoting high quality publications in the history of architecture, The Architectural History Foundation, under its able director Victoria Newhouse, closed its doors this year, having advanced its scholarly mission. This volume clearly graces this distinguished series of award-winning monographs, and one can only hope that the second volume on Sangallo's churches, in particular his twenty-six year work as architect of St. Peter's, and third on his palaces and antiques studies will be completely expeditiously by MIT Press. This major project was also made possible by Challenge and Access Grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities, which, at this point, we do not even know if it will exist to see the fulfillment of this major international scholarly collaboration.
© 1996 The Sixteenth Century Journal
Gorse, George. Review of "The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da San Gallo the Younger and His Circle. Volume I: Fortifications, Machines, and Festival Architecture,” ed. N. Adams, The Sixteenth Century Journal 27 (1996), pp. 240-242.