Category Archives: Architecture

Corinthian Capital

Giocondo Albertolli 1798

Architectural drawing after Giocondo Albertolli, 1798.


Hand-drawn Copy…

…of Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola’s Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura, first printed 1562. The copy is from the second half of the 17th century.

Trattato di architettura

From the notebook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini, c. 1470.

Belissimo Capitello…

col suo compagno trovati da me al Porto di Luni, e comprati dall’ Em[inentissim]o Sig[nore] Card[inale] Alessandro Albani oer situarli di S. Bonaventura in Santi Apostoli.

Plate 25 in volume III of Bartolomeo Cavaceppi: Raccolta d’antiche statue, busti, bassi-rilievi ed altre sculture. 180 plates. 3 vols. Fol. Roma, 1768-72.

Johann Strauß-Theater, Wien IV

The Johann Strauß-Theater, designed by Eduard Prandl, was built in 1908, when the Viennese operetta was at the height of its success. It stood in the fourth district, Favoritenstraße 8, and held 1200 people. It was opened October 31, 1908, with an adaption of Indigo, the first operetta that Johann Strauss the Younger had written, and mainly housed operettas by Emmerich Kálmán and Franz Lehár.

In 1928, Josephine Baker danced on its stage, one last highlight. The great days of the operetta were over, in 1931 it was converted to the cinema Scala, but used as a music hall as well. Under the Soviet occupation, it was used as a theater again, but the shows were ignored by critics for political reasons. It closed in 1956 and was demolished in 1959.

Le château de Breves

Engraving by Matthäus Merian or his son Caspar, mid-17th century.

Polychrome entablature

Kunsthistorische Bilderbogen (1883):
Antike Polychromie, Dorisches Gebälk.