Text Size

 

L’architettura genovese nei disegni degli architetti tedeschi del XIX secolo

 

Sara Rulli

 

Indifferent to the decorations of the Baroque period, German architects who visited Genoa during the 19th century showed instead a profound interest for the compositional characteristics of villas and palaces’ ar­chitecture. Between 16th and 17th century, these buildings had served as real communication model for the cultural development of the noble class that had guided the old oligarchic Republic for three centu­ries. German architects’ drawings, which were dedicated to the system of villas surrounding the city, to the compositional modules of Renaissance palaces and to the renewal of medieval quarters, became not only precious documentation but also true reference projects.