The authors of this volume cover every stage of Palladio's formation and career, and comment on his major works.
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was one of the leading Renaissance architects, and the one who has had the greatest influence on building in Europe and the world in the modern age. Indeed, his designs, which benefited from his knowledge of Roman construction techniques, have been taken up and reinterpreted until recent times. Palladio’s major works have provided models for civil architecture, witness the Basilica and the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza; for religious architecture, his most celebrated works being the Venetian churches of San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore; and for private construction, which Palladio ennobled with his many villas in the Veneto (from La Rotonda to La Malconenta, from Villa Pojana to the magnificent Villa Barbero at Maser) and palaces such as Palazzo Porto and Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza.
The authors of this volume cover every stage of Palladio’s formation and career, and comment on his major works on its lushly illustrated pages, closely examining them through meticulous cataloguing.