In 1751 he was called to Naples to build a new Royal Palace of great splendour at Caserta for Carlo III di Borbone, King of the Two Sicilies (1738–59). With its vast internal and external scenographic vistas and octagonal entrance vestibule it had Baroque qualities, but many of the interiors leant towards Neo-Classicism. The building (the main fabric of which was completed in 1774) resembled Robert de Cotte's unexecuted visionary designs for the Royal Palace of Buenretiro near Madrid (1714–15), while Versailles proved another precedent. Associated with the palace were gardens, with elaborate waterworks and ancillary structures designed by Vanvitelli, who was responsible for the aqueduct system (including the 25-mile-long Acquedotto Carolino (1752–64)). The Church of the Annunziata (1761—completed by his son Carlo (d. 1821)) and the Piazza Dante (1755–67 influenced by Bernini's Piazza di San Pietro, Rome) were also designed by him. He was one of the greatest architects of his time.
Fagiolo dell'Arco (1863);
Fusco (eg.) (1973);
Placzek (ed.) (1982);
Strazzullo (ed.) (1976–7);
Jane Turner (1996);
"Vanvitelli, Luigi." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Encyclopedia.com. (February 21, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vanvitelli-luigi
"Vanvitelli, Luigi." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Retrieved February 21, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vanvitelli-luigi
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.