Fasolo, Vincenzo; architectural historian; b. July 5, 1885; d. November 6, 1969.
"The Campo Marzio of G. B. Piranesi" by Vincenzo Fasolo first appeared in Quaderni dell'Instituto di Storia dell'Architecttura, n.15 - 1956, published by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Rome.
The Campo Marzio of G. B. Piranesi
The passage from the Baroque era to the Romantic era is, maybe, the most studied historical moment, in the literary, musical, philosophical, political, and economic fields. In the history of architecture there is no corresponding interest in this point in time, and the passage that occurs in the second half of the eighteenth century is indicated by conventional formulas ("neoclassicism", etc.) which cover up the real problem without at all resolving it. If on Goethe, on Mozart, on Kant, on Adam Smith have been written entire libraries, on the architects of this same period critical studies are lacking, and, in some cases, even philological base information.
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