Architect Vincenzo Scamozzi died on this day in 1616 in Venice. He spent the latter part of his career there after getting started in his hometown of Vicenza. Scamozzi is widely recognized as the architectural heir to Palladio both for his conservative classicism and for his theoretical publications, as well as for the fact that he completed a number of the older architect’s unfinished projects like the Villa Rotonda and facade of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Reference: Nadia Munari. “Scamozzi.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Portrait of Vincenzo Scamozzi by Paolo Veronese, oil on canvas, ca. 1580, Denver Art Museum, Charles Bayly, Jr. Collection, 1951.85
“Doric Order,” L’Idea della Architettura Universale, 1616.
Villa Molin, near Padua. Photo: Milazzi.
Procuratie Nuove, Venice. Photo: Wolfgang Moroder.