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Frontispiece to Sebastiano Serlio's 'Regole generali di architetura' (Di Architettura, Book IV)

SOURCE: Sebastiano Serlio. Regole generali di architetura (Di Architettura, book IV) (Venice, 1537), frontispiece

Frontispiece to Leon Battista Alberti's 'De re aedificatoria'

SOURCE: Leon Battista Alberti. De re aedificatoria (Paris, 1512), frontispiece NOTES: Alberti's original treatise was written in 1452. This 1512 edition was edited by Geofroy Tory.

Title page to Sebastiano Serlio's 'Quinto libro d'architettura' (Di Architettura, Book V)

SOURCE: Sebastiano Serlio. Quinto libro d'architettura (Di Architettura, book V) (Venice, 1551), title page NOTES: This 1551 publication formed the first collected edition of all five of Serlio's books on architecture, which had previously appeared as first editions between 1537 and 1547.

Designs for interior frieze and cornice mouldings for a Palladian house

Pain, James (fl. 1782-1786)
SOURCE: William Pain. Pain's British Palladio: or, The builder's general assistant ... from the original designs of William and James Pain (London, 1786), pl. XXXVI

Elevations of gate piers at Windsor Castle and a gate at Chiswick House, London, with details of egg and dart and Greek key ornament

Burlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)
SOURCE: Batty Langley. Ancient masonry, both in the theory and practice (London, 1736), vo. II, pl. CCCXLI NOTES: This plate credits the design of the Windsor Castle gate piers to Inigo Jones, with the Chiswick gates by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington.

Plan of a Roman mosaic pavement discovered at Stunsfeild (Stonesfield), near Woodstock, Oxfordshire

SOURCE: Batty Langley. Ancient masonry, both in the theory and practice (London, 1736), vol. II, pl. CCCCXLIX NOTES: This mosaic was destroyed soon after its discovery in the eighteenth century.

Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London: the Green Dining Room

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
NOTES: The Green Dining Room is the westernmost room of a suite of three refreshment rooms on the ground floor of the Lecture Theatre range. The range was designed by Francis Fowke and Henry Scott. The decoration of this room was entrusted to the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company (1861-1875). The stained-glass windows were designed by Edward Burne-Jones, who, along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown, was associated with the firm.