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3.10 Italian vocabulary of all architectural parts and their composition

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Even more directly addressing the needs and interests of contemporary and future practitioners would be this following book:

E per maggior chiarezza, ed utilità si farà uno altro vocabolario volgare per ordine d’istrumenti o di parti, come per esempio, pigliando la colonna con la sua base, e’l suo capitello, e ponendola in figura si dichiararanno a parte a parte tutti i suoi membri; come il zocco, la luna, il tondello, il collarino, e oltre di mano in mano.[Tolomei 1547, 82v]

And for even more clarity and usefulness, another Italian vocabulary will be made according to the order of the «instruments» or parts, for instance, how to make a column with its base and its capital, and by showing them in figure all its parts will be explained step by step; like the zocco [socle, pedestal], the moon [decorative part of the capital], the tondello [i. e. little tondo], the collarino [top part of the column under the capital] and so on and so on.

This second vernacular dictionary would present the rules and methods for constructing the classical orders of columns and other elements of architecture in general. One could see book 1 of Palladio’s Quattro libri dell’architettura from 1570 [Palladio 1570]— with its explanation of basic terms, notions, and practices of architecture as well as the proportions for the classical orders of columns — as a publication quite comparable to Tolomei’s description.

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