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Design for an eight-sided fortress for an ideal city: half-plan and section

Vincenzo Scamozzi1651

Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects
London, United Kingdom

From the publication, Vincenzo Scamozzi. L'Idea della architettura universale' (Venice, 1615), part 1, book 2, ch. XXVI, between p. 193 & 194, plate 3. In the 1590s Scamozzi had been involved in the design of the ideal fortified town of Palmanova in north-east Italy and his experience of that design was reflected in book 2 of part 1 which was devoted to military architecture.

Details

  • Title: Design for an eight-sided fortress for an ideal city: half-plan and section
  • Creator: Architect: Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616)
  • Date Created: 1651
  • Location Created: Venice, Italy
  • Rights: RIBA Collections
  • Medium: Print

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