CODUSSI, Mauro
(b. ca. 1441, Bergamo, d. 1504, Venezia)

Biography

Italian architect, one of the outstanding architects in Venetian history. His work signals the change of Venetian architecture from Gothic to the Renaissance. Nowhere is this more dramatically illustrated than at the church of San Zaccaria, where the lower level of the façade begun by Antonio Gambello utilizes traditional Gothic elements and the upper levels completed by Codussi move emphatically to the classical motifs of the Renaissance. Other prominent works include San Giovanni Crisostomo and Santa Maria Formosa, and the residences Ca' Vendramin Calergi and Palazzo Zorzi. The Torre dell'Orologio (Clock Tower), built in the Piazza San Marco in Venice between 1496 and 1499, is also attributed to him.