Italian patron, architect, and theorist. He translated Vitruvius into Italian (1556), and provided a learned commentary, which, with Palladio's illustrations, made I dieci libri one of the most useful editions ever published, as well as containing a treatise by Barbaro on Harmonic Proportions. In 1568 he published a book on perspective (La pratica della perspettiva), and probably was responsible for some aspects of Palladio's villa at Maser (1550s) and the Palazzo Trevisan, Murano (completed 1557).
Jane Turner (1996)
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Architecture.