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Andrea Palladio
Aurora Cuito (Editor)
3823855417
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Andrea Palladio (Padua 1508-Vicenza 1580), Italian architect of the late Renaissance period published L’Antichità di Roma (1554). Between 1560 and 1580 he constructed several churches in Venice.including the churches of San Francesco della Vigna, San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore. His last great work was the theatre in Vicenza for the Academia Olimpica. Palladio cultivated his own interpretation of Roman motifs, and combined many of the elements of the classical style. However, he shared in the Renaissance quest for harmonic proportions. Palladio was the first architect to systematize the layout of the private rooms of a house, and the first to use the ancient Greco-Roman temple front as a portico on residential buildings.

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Palladio and Palladianism (World of Art)
Robert Tavernor
0500202427
February 1991
Paperback
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The Four Books on Architecture
Andrea Palladio
0262161621
June 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Perhaps the most influential practitioner in the history of Western architecture and one of the earliest neoclassicists, Palladio created a singular corpus of architecture, the legacy of which is seen and felt in buildings of all types throughout the Western world. His theoretical and promotional treatise, I Quattro Libri dell' Architecttura, was first published in Venice in 1570 and sets forth a grammar of architecture. From building materials to residences to Roman temples, Palladio covered an incredible breadth of topics in his four volumes. This new translation in English, the first since Isaac Ware's of 1738, is simultaneously elegant and readable. The organization of the volume is immaculate: in addition to the informative introduction?which serves as a bibliographic essay on the various editions of the...


Andrea Palladio: The Complete Illustrated Works
Andrea Palladio
0789306611
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Perhaps no other architect had as great an impact on Western architecture and its underlying thought as Andrea Palladio (1508-80). His publications were highly influential, and his self-promotional Four Books of Architecture were translated into English in 1738. Palladio's reinterpretation of classicism is perhaps the chief cause of its persistence; filtered through English Palladianism, the style in the United States is most evident in dozens of state capitols. This publication comprises the buildings firmly attributed to the architect and arranges them by locality. Howard Burns's introduction places the body of work in historical and, perhaps more substantively, theoretical context. Concise historical and background information, as well as a floor plan, is provided for each building. The primary ...


Four Books of Architecture
Andrea Palladio
0486213080
June 1965
Paperback
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Book Description
Exemplary reprint of l6th-century classic. Covers classical architectural remains, Renaissance revivals, classical orders, etc. 1738 Ware English edition. 216 plates. ". . . a new and splendid edition of what has probably been the most influential book published in the history of architecture since its first appearance in 1570."--Art in America.


Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House
Sally Gable
1400043379
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Eighteen of the innovative 16th-century villas by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio survive today in Italy's Veneto region, and one of them, Villa Cornaro, made it onto Town & Country's list of the world's 10 most important buildings. The sixth family to occupy this country house during its 450-year history, the Gables reside there for half the year (she's on the boards of various educational and musical organizations; he's a lawyer and author of a book on Venetian glass). Sally Gable portrays the villa, the people who live in the surrounding countryside and their fading traditions, which "may be in their last generation." In fluid prose, she recalls the 1987–1988 negotiations that led to the couple's purchase, the previous inhabitants and her research into the history of the palatial house, its 104...


Palladio S Architecture and Its Influence
Joseph C. Farber
0486239225
July 1980
Paperback
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Book Description
154 remarkable photographs reveal the beauty of 29 masterworks by Palladio and 37 British and American structures that embody the Palladian heritage. Captions, text by architectural history Henry Hope Reed.


The Villas of Palladio
Giovanni Giaconi
1568983964
November 2003
Hardcover
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Traditional Home, September 2005
For armchair travelers, try Italian watercolorist Giovanni Giaconi's beautifully illustrated VILLAS OF PALLADIO, which includes descriptions of each villa.

Book Description
The Renaissance architect and builder Andrea Palladio is arguable the most influential architect in Western history, and certainly the most beloved. His sixteenth-century villas in the Italian Veneto revolutionized the course of architecture, and the principles on which he based his work are still felt today.For the past several years, Italian watercolorist Giovanni Giaconi has devoted his talents to creating exquisite large-format pen-and-ink watercolor renderings of all thirty-two of Palladio's villas. Each drawing captures the timeless beauty of Palladian architecture and provides a...


Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio
Witold Rybczynski
0743205863
September 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Italian Renaissance architect and architectural theorist Palladio (1508-1580), whose superb and influential buildings helped define the renaissance, has been lucky in his commentators. Palladio's unique way of relating art to nature and architecture to surrounding natural forms in order to reinvent ancient classicism has been well described in such previous books as Vincent Scully's The Villas of Palladio. Now Rybczynski (The Look of Architecture, etc.), the University of Pennsylvania professor of urbanism and Wharton Business School professor of real estate, offers a confident look at his own touristic visits to the surviving Palladian villas: 17 out of around 30 remain, such as the Villa Rotunda in Vicenza and the Villa Foscari at Malcontenta. In 10 concise chapters devoted to these and other villas, Rybczynski...


Four Books on Architecture
Andrea Palladio
0262661330
September 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Perhaps the most influential practitioner in the history of Western architecture and one of the earliest neoclassicists, Palladio created a singular corpus of architecture, the legacy of which is seen and felt in buildings of all types throughout the Western world. His theoretical and promotional treatise, I Quattro Libri dell' Architecttura, was first published in Venice in 1570 and sets forth a grammar of architecture. From building materials to residences to Roman temples, Palladio covered an incredible breadth of topics in his four volumes. This new translation in English, the first since Isaac Ware's of 1738, is simultaneously elegant and readable. The organization of the volume is immaculate: in addition to the informative introduction?which serves as a bibliographic essay on the various editions of the...


The Perfect House
Witold Rybczynski
0743205871
Sept 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Italian Renaissance architect and architectural theorist Palladio (1508-1580), whose superb and influential buildings helped define the renaissance, has been lucky in his commentators. Palladio's unique way of relating art to nature and architecture to surrounding natural forms in order to reinvent ancient classicism has been well described in such previous books as Vincent Scully's The Villas of Palladio. Now Rybczynski (The Look of Architecture, etc.), the University of Pennsylvania professor of urbanism and Wharton Business School professor of real estate, offers a confident look at his own touristic visits to the surviving Palladian villas: 17 out of around 30 remain, such as the Villa Rotunda in Vicenza and the Villa Foscari at Malcontenta. In 10 concise chapters devoted to these and other villas, Rybczynski...


Andrea Palladio
Bruce Boucher
0789203006
Jan 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
This comprehensive volume on the most influential architects in Western history is meant to be, in the words of its author, "user-friendly." Bruce Boucher suggests that Andrea Palladio might "fit comfortably into a suitcase or a backpack for a trip to Vicenza," the city west of Venice where the 16th-century architect Palladio lived and where most of his villas stand. For art historians and architects, Boucher effectively synthesizes the more than 30 years of research that has been accomplished since James Ackerman's seminal 1966 work on Palladio. Boucher's style is balanced and highly readable. In discussing the architect's bridges, he paraphrases Palladio's advice that "an even number of piers should be used because nature endows every creature with an even number of legs to...


Palladio's Rome
Vaughan Hart
0300109091
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Andrea Palladio (1508­–1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two enormously popular guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. Striving to be both scholarly and popular, Palladio invited his Renaissance readers to discover the charm of Rome’s ancient and medieval wonders, and to follow pilgrimage routes leading from one church to the next. He also described ancient Roman rituals of birth, marriage, and death. Here translated into English and joined in a single volume for the first time, Palladio’s guidebooks allow modern visitors to enjoy Rome exactly as their predecessors did 450 years ago.
Like the originals, this new edition is pocket-sized and therefore easily read on site. Enhanced with illustrations and commentary, the book also includes the first...


Andrea Palladio
Bruce Boucher
0789204169
Jan 1998
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
This comprehensive volume on the most influential architects in Western history is meant to be, in the words of its author, "user-friendly." Bruce Boucher suggests that Andrea Palladio might "fit comfortably into a suitcase or a backpack for a trip to Vicenza," the city west of Venice where the 16th-century architect Palladio lived and where most of his villas stand. For art historians and architects, Boucher effectively synthesizes the more than 30 years of research that has been accomplished since James Ackerman's seminal 1966 work on Palladio. Boucher's style is balanced and highly readable. In discussing the architect's bridges, he paraphrases Palladio's advice that "an even number of piers should be used because nature endows every creature with an even number of legs to...


Palladio and America: Selected Papers Presented to the Centro Internazionale Di Studi Di Architettura Andrea Palladio
Christopher Weeks
0932958184
January 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English
Original Language: Italian

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