- Giacomo della Porta
Giacomo della Porta (c. 1533 – 1602) was an Italian architect and sculptor, who worked for many important buildings in Rome, including
St. Peter's Basilica. [CathEncy|wstitle=Giacomo della Porta] He was born at Porlezza, Lombardy.
Della Porta was influenced by and collaborated with
Michelangelo, and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, his teacher of architecture. After 1563 he carried out Michelangelo's plans for the rebuilding of the capital's open spaces: in the Capitoline, della Porta intervened on the façade and steps of Palazzo Senatorio, and the Cordonatacapitolina. After the death of Vignola in 1573, he continued the construction of Il Gesù, and in 1584 modified its façade after his own designs. From 1573 he was leader for the ongoing reconstruction of St. Peter's Basilica, and later, in collaboration with Domenico Fontana, completed the cupola in 1588-1590.
Giacomo della Porta completed much of Rome's fountains from 16th century. These include the fountains in
Piazza del Popolo, the Fontana di Nettunoand Fontana del Moroin Piazza Navona.
He died in Rome in 1602.
*Oratorio del SS. Crocifisso (1562-1568)
Chiesa del Gesù(1571-1575)
*Fountains at the
*Small fountains at
*One fountain at the Piazza della Rotonda
Palazzo Senatorioat the Capitol Hill (1573-1602)
*Palazzo della Sapienza (1578-1602)
Santa Maria dei Monti(1580)
Sant'Atanasio dei Greci(1581)
San Luigi dei Francesi(1589)
*Fontana delle Tartarughe (1584)
Santa Maria Scala Coeli
*Palazzo Marescotti (1585)
*SS. Trinità de' Monti (1586)
*Fontana di Piazza alli Monti (1589)
St. Peter's Basilica(1588-90)
*Fountains at the Piazza di
Santa Maria in Campitelli(1589)
SS. Venanzio e Ansovino(1589)
*Fontana della Terrina (1590)
*Palazzo Fani (1598)
San Paolo alle Tre Fontane(1599)
*San Nicolò in Carcere (1599)
Palazzo Albertoni Spinola(1600)
*Villa Aldobrandini (1600-02) in
*Cappella Aldobrandini (1600-02) in
Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Katherine Rinne, "Fluid Precision: Giacomo della Porta and the Acqua Vergine fountains of Rome", in Landscapes of Memory and Experience, ed. Jan Birksted (London, 2000), 183-201.
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