Historical Library

Riccio Camillo e Arnaldo

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The historical Library "Giuseppe Grosso" has, in addition to rich historical-biographical materials, also an extensive technical-scientific documentation, including drawings by the architect Camillo Riccio.
By Camillo Riccio (1838-1899) there are 180 drawings.

Architect exponent of the Turin eclecticism of the late '800, student of Carlo Promis, he played an important role in the General Exhibition of 1884 (he was designer and technical director of the pavilions). In twenty-five years of work he designed and built about eighty buildings (including a third outside Turin). In particular in the capital city it was proposed to coordinate harmoniously the extensions of the late '800 with the oldest parts.
Camillo Riccio also left traces of his work at Palazzo Cisterna: his was the reconstruction of the grand staircase and the construction of the gate along the garden.

There are also school drawings by Arnaldo Riccio, which include courses in descriptive applied geometry, artchitettura, construction, steam engines, railways and graduation exams.