Canina, Luigi (1795-1856)

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Luigi Canina, Italian architect and archeologist, was born in Casale Monferrato in 1795 and died in Florence in 1856. He was a pupil of F.Bonsignore in Turin, and settled in Rome in 1818. Among his works are: some construction at Villa Borghese (monumental entrance from Piazzale Flaminio); Casino Vagnuzzi outside of Porta del Popolo in Egyptian style; not realized projects for reconstruction of the Sanctuary of Oropa (1856); and a duke's castle of Northumberland in England. Canina is also noted for his studies of history and archeology: "Ancient architecture described and represented in documents" (1830-44).

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