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Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura (Rules for the Five Orders of Architecture)

Illustrated by Jacopo (Giacomo) Barozzi da Vignola (Italian, 1507–1573)

Place of Publication: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Fowler 351; Berlin 2578; Mortimer, Italian, 539 (1596 ed.); [facsimile edition with bibliography, edited by E. Bassi and P. Marini] (Milan: 1985)


Overall: 42.2 x 27 x 1 cm (16 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 31 engraved plates

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rome: for the author, 1563) Folio; 32 leaves; modern limp vellum, green silk ties, tan cloth box.

Illustrations of sections and elevations of the five classical architectural orders; author’s portrait on title page.

Rome: for the author, 1563


Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, Boston, by whom given to the MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser