Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

Interior: Courtyard now restored to Reading Room

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1486-1570

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1552-1616

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Libreria Sansoviniana, Libreria Marciana, Biblioteca Marciana, Libreria Sansovino

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1537-1591

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Latitude: 45.433428000000
Longitude: 12.339104000000

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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.

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Photography by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, © The Trustees of Columbia University

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2006

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