Temanza, Tommaso

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Temanza, Tommaso (1705–89). Venetian architect. His work was firmly in the style of Palladianism, including the façade of the Church of Santa Margherita, Padua (c.1750), and the exquisite Santa Maria Maddalena, Venice (1760–79—in which influences from the Pantheon in Rome and Palladio's chapel at Maser can be discerned). He is better remembered as a writer, with his Delle antichità di Rimino (1741) and the lives of various architects, collected later as Vite dei Più Celebri Architetti e Scultori Veneziani (1778), a scholarly work on Venetian architecture and sculpture. He was a promoter of the principles of Neo-Classicism, as is clear from his Antica pianta dell' inclita città di Venezia (Ancient Plan of the Illustrious City of Venice—1781), and his work was influential.

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Wittkower (1982)