The paper focuses on how Vitruvius' treatise was instrumentally misinterpreted in certain late-eighteenth- century Tuscan, Roman and Neapolitan architectural milieux. The treatise was used, more precisely, in order to prove that the temples of Paestum were Etruscan works and consequently argue that the ancient Italic civilization was superior to the Greek: a theory evidently influenced by the thought of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

Il trattato di Vitruvio nel dibattito settecentesco su Paestum

ANTINORI, Aloisio
2003-01-01

Abstract

The paper focuses on how Vitruvius' treatise was instrumentally misinterpreted in certain late-eighteenth- century Tuscan, Roman and Neapolitan architectural milieux. The treatise was used, more precisely, in order to prove that the temples of Paestum were Etruscan works and consequently argue that the ancient Italic civilization was superior to the Greek: a theory evidently influenced by the thought of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
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