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Palladio and Palladianism (World of Art)
     

Palladio and Palladianism (World of Art)

by Robert Tavernor
 

Andrea Palladio, probably the most famous architect in the Western world, stands at the beginning of the movement called Palladianism. For the landed gentry of sixteenth-century Venice he evolved a version of Renaissance architecture, combining classical authority, dignity and comfort, which he made available to the whole of Europe in his book Quattro libri dell

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Andrea Palladio, probably the most famous architect in the Western world, stands at the beginning of the movement called Palladianism. For the landed gentry of sixteenth-century Venice he evolved a version of Renaissance architecture, combining classical authority, dignity and comfort, which he made available to the whole of Europe in his book Quattro libri dell'architettura. So successful was the Palladian formula that it was consciously revived in other countries and in other times: by Inigo Jones at the court of Charles I in the early seventeenth century, by Thomas Jefferson and others in the New World. In each case, what was appealing about Palladianism was more than a matter of style: it was the fact that it expressed a way of life and a humanist moral philosophy, deriving ultimately from ancient Rome but enriched by the thinkers of the Renaissance and the Augustan Age. 163 illus.

"Tavernor has done a first-rate job." --John Summerson, Architecture Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500202425
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
World of Art Series
Pages:
209
Sales rank:
647,502
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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