Elementi dell’architettura Lodoliana
In 2006, the Avery Classics rare book collection acquired one of the rarest of eighteenth-century architectural books: Andrea Memmo’s Elementi dell’architettura Lodoliana o sia l’arte del fabbricare con solidità scientifica e con eleganza non capricciosa. Libri due. Vol. primo. (Rome, 1786). In this work, Memmo, Venetian ambassador at Rome, sought to record for posterity the ideas of his teacher Fra Carlo Lodoli, regarded by former Columbia professor Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., as the first man to draft a constitution for architecture suited to the modern world.