BUORA, Giovanni di Antonio
(b. ca. 1450, Osteno, d. 1513, Venezia)
Italian sculptor and architect. He was born in the Lake Lugano region on the mainland, and worked in Venice from 1480 onward. He died in Venice. He made the columns and carved the capitals that define the three aisles in San Zaccaria, Venice. He also made the doorway of San Zaccaria, Venice. He appears frequently in the Venetian records, especially in association with Pietro Lombardo, in the construction of the Scuola di San Marco in Venice, in 1489 and 1490, after it caught fire in 1485. His name has been associated with the design of the graceful, early 15th-century Palazzo Michiel on the Fondamenta della Sensa in Canareggio. He probably worked with Mauro Codussi on the Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo on the Grand Canal. Buora worked on the monastery building and cypress garden on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, now the Cini Foundation headquarters and exhibition space.