(7/11/03 8:50 am)
I am researching a venetian architectural professor of the 18th c named Carlo Lodoli. He taught architecture using fables based loosely on Phaedrus and the Pentemerone by Basile. The stories were collected by his student Andrea Memmo in a text entitled Apologhi Immaginati (1787).
I am trying to place him within a context of fable tellers. Can anyone refer me to other Italian (even venetian?) collections of fables in the 17th and/or 18th c.?
Any other references are welcome!
(7/11/03 4:31 pm)
My first thought was Marino's Adone. It is more myth and poem than fable though, and it is pretty well known. I will keep thinking/looking. There are many more qualified than me to respond here. What are you researching for?
Isn't there one other direct source re: Lodoli? I don't recall much about him, but I thought there were at least two direct sources of information re: his philosophies and architecture - isn't he the form above oramentation guy that led to form follows function? (Ooh, too many visits to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio).
(7/11/03 8:20 pm)
This may be a bit later than what you have in mind, but the ever-prolofic Jack Zipes has just come out with a new edition of the _Italian Popular Tales_, originally collected by Thomas Frederick Crane in the 19th century. As one of the first English language collections of Italian myths, legends, and fairy tales, it might contain useful material dating back to the period that interests you ... just a thought. Good luck!