Thode confirms this opinion, which was also held by serlio in the sixteenth century, in regard to the construction of St. Peter's.
The work of reconstructing the Louvre was entrusted to the Italian architect serlio.
This example is from serlio's Architecture , showing what excellent proportion can be obtained by the square and diagonals.
He belonged to the Alessi family; and serlio was so pleased with his designs that he at once pressed the king to accept them.
Many mazes at that time were planned by the Italian architect serlio, one of whose designs is shown in Fig. 81.