Giuseppe Sacconi

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Giuseppe Sacconi
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Born (1854-07-05)July 5, 1854
Montalto delle Marche
Died July 23, 1905(1905-07-23) (aged 51)
Collegigliato, Pistoia
Nationality Italian
Known for Architecture
Movement neoclassicism
Victor Emmanuel II monument

Giuseppe Sacconi (Montalto delle Marche, July 5, 1854- 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] Time has not proven to generate more respect for this massive 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