Giovanni Battista Filippo Basile


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Palermo-born architect. Primarily a Neo-Classicist, perhaps his greatest work was the Teatro Massimo, Palermo (1875–97), completed by his son, Ernesto Basile. Among his many distinguished works the Giardino Inglesi (1851–3), Piazza Marina (1861–4), and Palazzino Favaloro (1889–91), all in Palermo, may be cited. In the last building, with its allusions to the exotic, Sicilian Art Nouveau first appeared. He also designed the cemetery at Monreale (1865), and the Italian Pavilion at the Exposition Universelle, Paris (1878).

Lo Nardo (1995);Samona (1988);J. T. (1996)

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