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Published in 1563, Vignola's treatise, The Five Orders of Architecture (compare prices), was translated into many languages and became the definitive guide for architects in the Western World. The Five Orders of Architecture describes the ideas of the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius and outlines detailed rules for proportioning buildings.
About Giacomo da Vignola:
Giacomo da Vignola was a practical architect who was chosen by Pope Julius III to build important buildings in Rome. After the Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo died, Vignola continued his work on St. Peter's Basilica and built two smaller domes according to Michelangelo's plans. Combining Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque ideas, Vignola's church designs influenced ecclesiastical architecture for many centuries.
Giacomo da Vignola is widely known for his treatise, The Five Orders of Architecture (compare prices), based on the writings of the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius.
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