Bianco, Bartolommeo

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Bianco, Bartolommeo or Bianchi, Bartolommeo (c.1590–1657). Como-born architect who worked in the Baroque style in Genoa. His Jesuit College, now the University (1630–6), built on a dramatically sloping site, has a staircase rising from the vaulted entrance-vestibule to the arcaded cortile at the far end of which is a splendid symmetrical double stair rising the full height of the building. The chief influence on Bianco was Galeazzo Alessi, who also constructed palazzi on sloping sites.


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Wittkower (1982)