Nicholas Adams

Nicholas Adams is Professor of Architectural History at Vassar College.

  • The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and His Circle, Volume 2

    The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and His Circle, Volume 2

    Churches, Villas, the Pantheon, Tombs, and Ancient Inscriptions

    Christoph L. Frommel and Nicholas Adams

    his is the second of a three-volume set of the complete Sangallo workshop drawing collection housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546) and his workshop were involved in St. Peter's, Palazzo Farnese, and Villa Madama in Rome; vast fortification projects in Castro, Florence, Perugia, and Rome; and dozens of other secular and religious buildings throughout Italy.

    This is the second of a three-volume set of the complete Sangallo workshop drawing collection housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546) and his workshop were involved in St. Peter's, Palazzo Farnese, and Villa Madama in Rome; vast fortification projects in Castro, Florence, Perugia, and Rome; and dozens of other secular and religious buildings throughout Italy. After Bramante, it was the Sangallo workshop that most strongly influenced sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian architecture. Andrea Palladio, Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini, and Gianlorenzo Bernini are among those indebted to him. In all of the projects touched by the Sangallo workshop, one senses an intense architectural laboratory in action. Volume II focuses on Sangallo's ecclesiastical architecture, most notably St. Peter's in Rome. The book also includes material on the Pantheon, one of the key models for St. Peter's, where the workshop conducted much of its research into ancient architecture, as well as the drawings for the Villa Madama in Rome. An international team of scholars has written entries for the drawings. The volume includes an overview of the Sangallo workshop by Christoph Frommel and essays by Arnaldo Bruschi, Sabine Eiche, Manfredo Tafuri, and Christof Thoenes.

    • Hardcover $100.00
  • The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and His Circle, Volume 1

    The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and His Circle, Volume 1

    Volume 1:Fortifications, Machines, and Festive Architecture

    Christoph L. Frommel and Nicholas Adams

    The first of three volumes brings to light the archive of one of the most productive architectural teams in early modem Europe.

    The first of three volumes of the drawings by the Italian architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546) and his circle brings to light the archive of one of the most productive architectural teams in early modem Europe. These drawings (some 1,200 in all) reveal more about the planning process in this extraordinary period of architectural invention than any other source. Moreover, they demonstrate the full range of interests of the Sangallo circle, from machinery and construction technology to the ruins of ancient Rome. Antonio da Sangallo the Younger is a key figure in the history of Italian sixteenth-century architecture. Active on the major building sites of his day, he and his workshop were involved in major church projects (St. Peter's, Rome), palaces (Palzzazo Farnese Rome), and villas (Villa Madama, Rome). They were also responsible for fortification projects (Castro, Florence, Perugia, Rome) as well as dozens of other secular and religious buildings throughout Italy. Their drawing archive is now located in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of the Uffizi in Florence.Volume II will cover churches, and Volume III will cover palaces and the antique. Foremost scholars in the field have written complete catalogue entries for each drawing.

    • Hardcover $100.00