Education and resources

Education and resources


Frontispiece to Robinsonss sProportional Architecture&rsquo

William Robinson. Proportional architecture (London, 1733)
Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

The British Architectural Library has an exceptional collection of resources relating to the works by Andrea Palladio, as well as the Palladian and Neo-Palladian architects inspired by him. These include:
  • the world’s largest collection of original drawings by Palladio
  • the renowned Early Works collection, comprising rare publications by Palladio, his Palladian followers and Neo-Palladian admirers
  • the unrivalled Drawing and Archives Collection, with work by Palladian and Neo-Palladian architects
  • the extensive RIBA Library Photographs Collection, totalling some 1.5 million images, including a significant group of images of Palladian buildings around the world

The bibliography offers a comprehensive listing of works relating to Palladio and Palladian and Neo-Palladian architecture held by the Library.

The gazetteer provides an extensive selection of resources on Palladio and Palladian and Neo-Palladian architecture arranged by region.


RIBApix is the RIBA’s online image archive. It includes over 330 original drawings by Palladio, key images from Palladio's treatises and images of Palladianism in Europe and America.


Education programme

The Library's free Education Programme is designed to engage with students in both formal and informal contexts through the Library's outstanding architectural collections. Rooms for group visits are available at the RIBA (66 Portland Place) and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Groups should discuss their visit and book rooms through the Education Curator:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3732