Knowledge of historical architecture necessarily passes through survey and drawing of forms which emblematically provided the setting of the built environment and which still represent the signs of language identifying the place in connection with its history. South-eastern Sicily is characterized by a vocabulary resulting from the reconstruction after the 1693 earthquake where the Solomonic twisted column is the figurative element which finds common applications, on a large and small scale, in religious architecture. Various writers between the 17th and 18th centuries dedicated themselves to the study of the destroyed Solomon’s Temple with the aim of giving form and proportion to its order considered as a model of perfection. The comprehension of these works is often difficult due to the absence of historical sources able to support architectural drawing. In the specific case, the graphical analysis of the surveyed architecture contains information about the geometric relationships to be exactly compared with the drawings on the treatises known at the time. The detailed and widespread study aims at the arrangement of a monographic catalogue raisonné which tries to put the multiplicity of phenomena into the system considering their great impact.
|Titolo:||L'ordine ondulato nell'architettura religiosa del tardo-barocco della Sicilia orientale. Dal rilievo alla geometria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|