(b. 1624, Modena, d. 1683, Milano)
Palazzo Carignano, Turin
In the rectangular and uniform layout of the city of Turin, the domes of the churches designed by Guarini provided a new and extraordinary momentum. This also applied to the façades of Guarini's palaces. Guarini's combination of mathematical and metaphorical architecture became the official architecture of the absolute monarchy. From Turin, this style was to spread to the whole country.
The palace presently houses the Museo del Risorgimento Italiano.