Life of Giovanni Antonio Rusconi

Della Architettura
Giovanni Antonio Rusconi was an architect, engineer translator, and illustrator in Venice. To prepare himself for his career, he studied math at the University of Padova. He spent most of his career as a hydraulic engineer for the Republic of Venice. After noticing errors in Renaissance editions of Vitruvius's works, he set out to translate and provide illustrations for an edition of his own called Della Architettura. However, his translation was not published until 1590, 11 years after his death. His major architectural feats include assisting in the construction of the Palazzo Grimani and the New Prison. The picture is in the public domain, provided by the British Library from its digital collections, and is free for use.

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1520 to 1579