Conjectural portrait of Andrea Palladio
British Architectural Library
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Andrea Palladio remains one of the world’s most influential architects. Born in Padua, Italy in 1508, he worked for most of his life in and around Venice.
It was, however, from his meticulous study of the buildings of Ancient Rome that he developed his own exquisite architectural style.
Find out more about Palladio’s biography.
Palladio and Rome tells the story of Palladio’s journeys to the city and the influence its architecture had on the development of his ideas.
Palladio’s buildings examines some of the villas, palaces, churches and public buildings for which he became famous.
Palladio’s books looks at the importance of Palladio’s publications, including his seminal work I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura.
The Grand Tour describes the fashionable cultural pilgrimage made by numerous Europeans taking in the continent’s artistic and architectural highlights, and the part this played in the rise in popularity of Palladian architecture.
Palladianism – some definitions explains Palladianism, 17th-century Palladianism in Britain and Neo-Palladianism.