Giuseppe Sacconi

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Giuseppe Sacconi
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Born(1854-07-05)5 July 1854
Montalto delle Marche
Died23 July 1905(1905-07-23) (aged 51)
Collegigliato, Pistoia
NationalityItalian
Known forArchitecture
Movementneoclassicism
Victor Emmanuel II monument

Giuseppe Sacconi (Montalto delle Marche, 5 July 1854 - 23 July 1905[1]) was an Italian architect. He is best known as the designer of the monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, in the centre of Rome. The monument was erected amid both extravagant praise and dismay.[2] During the fascist-era the monument would become the main scene of Mussolini's regime. This greatly contributed to the general downgrading of the monument. Recent times have proven to generate more respect for the work. He was born in Montalto delle Marche. He worked on the restoration of the Basilica di Loreto, a work in which he aimed to remove all baroque and other changes and additions, and restore the original form to the entire building.[3] In 1884, he won the competition to design the Victor Emanuel II Monument in Rome, and began building in the following year (though it was not finished until several years after his death. He also made the design for the Expiatory Chapel of Monza. He died in Collegigliato, Pistoia.

Sources[edit]

  • The American monthly review of reviews, Volume 33, (1906) edited by Albert Shaw, Page 101.
  1. ^ *Dates.
  2. ^ Review of reviews and world's work, Volume 33, edited by Albert Shaw (1906) page 101
  3. ^ American journal of archaeology, (1890) Volume 6, page 588