Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Image View Description:

Interior

Date:
1537-1591
Location:
Venice (Italy)
Title Variant:
Libreria Sansoviniana, Libreria Marciana, Biblioteca Marciana, Libreria Sansovino
Work Type:
architecture
Material / Technique:
brick, marble
Culture:
Italian
Culture 2:
Venetian
Creator:
Sansovino, Jacopo
Creator Nationality:
Italian
Creator Dates:
1486-1570
Creator Role:
architect
Creator 2:
Scamozzi, Vincenzo
Creator 2 Nationality:
Italian
Creator 2 Dates:
1552-1616
Creator 2 Role:
architect
Photographer:
Cassy Juhl
Notes:
The building was designed and begun by Sansovino, who completed the first 16 arcaded bays between 1537 and 1553. In 1588 Scamozzi finished the work with an additional 5 bays that connected the library with the zecca (mint) on the embankment--also designed by Sansovino.
Image Source:
Photography by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, © The Trustees of Columbia University
Record ID:
ven_libreria_sansovino_main_2