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Gian Antonio Selva

Architect of La Fenice

La Fenice

Neoclassical architect Gian Antonio Selva (1751–1819) was a precocious believer that form should follow function. He built several villas and churches in the Veneto, and most importantly, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; he also designed the façade of San Maurizio.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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