From one of the most talented architects of the Renaissance: drawings of architecture and designs for machines in a beautiful sketchbook

Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Urbino (Italy) — 1464-1478

Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Urbino (Italy) — 1464-1478

  1. Francesco di Giorgio Martini (d. 1501, Siena) was a painter, architect, and architectural theorist

  2. This codex contains 1,200+ drawings and designs for various machines and building projects

  3. It precisely explains the art of construction and related technologies during the Renaissance

Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Alternative Titles:
  • Skizzenbuch des Francesco di G. Martini
  • Skizzenbuch des Francesco di Giorgio Martini
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
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  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology

Short Description

The Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini arose between 1464 and 1478 in Italy. It contains over 1,200 drawings and designs for various technical constructions and building projects. The extensive work is the most richly detailed collection of technical sketches and influenced countless master builders and architects of the Renaissance.

Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini

In Renaissance Italy there arose a few historical sketchbooks with drawings, which were indispensable for the most important architects, engineers, and technicians of that time. The sketchbook of the Renaissance man Francesco di Giorgio Martini is an extraordinary example thereof. It contains over 1,200 drawings and countless technical constructions and architectural projects. The work arose between 1464 and 1478 and is probably the most famous tractate worldwide about the architecture of the Renaissance.

The Master Francesco di Giorgio

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (baptized September 23, 1439, † 1501 ibid.) was an Italian sculptor and painter, who also worked as an architect and theoretician of architecture. He received his education in painting from the famous master Vechietta in Siena. Starting in 1478, he was trusted with the completion of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino. At this time he also designed various fortifications at the behest of Federico da Montefeltro. He designed the model for the cupola of the cathedral in Milan, which was implemented in 1493 by the master builder Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. Di Giorgio was rumored to have invented the mine during the siege of Naples in 1495. Furthermore, he was in contact with Leonardo da Vinci, who clearly influenced the painter and architect in his work. Di Giorgio, a man of many talents, is counted among the most important Renaissance artists of Italy.

An Astounding Treatise on the Art of Construction

The extensive sketchbook is, in a manner of speaking, a log of the most important construction projects of di Giorgio. It contains sketches and drawings of his most interesting projects, which were intended both for times of war as well as times of peace. He drew designs of mechanical weaponry, trenches and fortifications, scoop wheels and man lifts, ships and catapults. His inventiveness was immeasurable. The images and the text of the work are monochromatic. The richly detailed book precisely explains the art of construction and technology of the Renaissance. No other tractate about architecture at this time is nearly as insightful.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Skizzenbuch des Francesco di G. Martini
Skizzenbuch des Francesco di Giorgio Martini
Size / Format
400 pages / 8.5 x 6.0 cm
Date
1464-1478
Language
Illustrations
More than 1200 sketches (ships, catapults and many more)
Artist / School

1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini“

Skizzenbuch des Francesco di G. Martini
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini – Urb. lat. 1757 – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican City, State of the Vatican City)
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Skizzenbuch des Francesco di G. Martini

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Belser Verlag – Zurich, 1989
Limited Edition
2980 copies
Binding
Brown leather with two clasps
Commentary
1 volume (48 pages) by Michelini Tocci
Language: German
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