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The Builders

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The history of the cathedral builders is very interesting and numerous emergent figures provide an outline of the history of architecture, not only in Piedmont. Giovenale Boetto was also a realistic engraver and the reverse side of Baroque magnificence; Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte supported two generations of the Court and its territory; Francesco Gallo left enlightening hints for exploring a province; Filippo Juvarra was the prince of architecture; Benedetto Alfieri was his academizing student; Giuseppe Girolamo Buniva left traces of Vittone’s Guarini revival in Pinerolo; Bernardo Antonio Vittone himself in the cities and in the countryside; the Casale nobleman Francesco Ottavio Magnocavallo brought a Palladian revival typical of Veneto art; the Neoclassical Giuseppe Maria Talucchi’s work included Vigone’s magnificent parish church.

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