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date: 17 November 2019

Arrigucci, Luigilocked

(b Florence, 1575; d after 1652).
  • Patricia Waddy


(b Florence, 1575; d after 1652).

Italian architect . In 1624 he restored and considerably enlarged the convent of S Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi in Florence. The work was paid for by Pope Urban VIII (Barberini), also a Florentine, who shortly afterwards called Arrigucci to Rome and, on 26 June 1630, named him Architect of the Papal Camera. By August 1630 Arrigucci was engaged in the first of a series of renovations of Roman churches for his Barberini patrons, the small 10th-century church of S Maria in Pallara (now called S Sebastiano al Palatino). In 1632 he renovated SS Cosma e Damiano, raising its floor-level and making it a two-storey building. In 1636 he provided a new façade with twin towers for S Anastasia and saw to the restoration of its roof. The façade of S Giacomo alla Lungara followed in 1641 and the renovation of the Romanesque interior of Spoleto Cathedral was carried out in 1644...

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