Vol. 1 No. 1 (2024): Disegno fra tradizione e innovazione

L’ordine corinzio nei disegni di Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Stefano Bertocci
University of Florence
image of an ancient book

Published 2024-07-11


  • Architectural orders,
  • Medieval Tuscan architecture

How to Cite

Bertocci, S. (2024). L’ordine corinzio nei disegni di Francesco di Giorgio Martini. TRIBELON Journal of Drawing and Representation of Architecture, Landscape and Environment, 1(1), 10–21. Retrieved from https://riviste.fupress.net/index.php/tribelon/article/view/2850


This contribution offers a detailed exploration of an interdisciplinary research project focused on developing an original method for interpreting the drawings in the manuscript versions of Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Treatise on Architecture. The research primarily centers on the Ashburnham 361 manuscript, housed at the Biblioteca Laurenziana in Florence. This work pays special attention to the drawings in the chapter on columns found in the mentioned manuscript. These drawings serve as examples Martini uses to illustrate his translation or vernacular version of Vitruvius’ Architecture. Upon closer examination, these images reveal the extensive technical and artistic knowledge that Francesco di Giorgio possessed. By using the Corinthian capital as the guiding theme of this work, it is possible to trace this extensive knowledge, which was prevalent in medieval art and architecture, particularly in Siena, the author’s homeland, as well as in Tuscany and throughout central Italy.