1523 – 1573
Who was Galasso Alghisi?
Born in Carpi, near Modena, he was architect to the duke of Ferrara. He published a book in Venice in 1570 on architecture, specially of buildings in Rome. He is also known as Galeazzo Alghisi. It includes simple engravings showing Fonte Sista in Rome; a view of the Belvedere, vatican gardens, and an incomplete St Peter's Basilica; the Villa d'Este in Tivoli; the arrangements of statuary in the niches of the Loggia del Lione of the Villa Medici in the Pincio district of Rome; dimensions of a palace resembling Palace of Raphael in Rome; the construction by Michelangelo in St Peter's including his putative design without Carlo Maderno's facade and showing the adjacent Vatican palace at the time; House by Bramante in Rome; San Giovanni Laterano with adjacent Lateran Palace; Facade, cross section, and courtyard of Palazzo Farnese with Farnese Hercules; Senate house on Capitoline Hill; a reconstruction of the Theater of Marcellus; Ponte sant angelo and Castel sant Angelo before decoration; the ruins of the Colloseum and sites of the Roman Forum.
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