Palladio and Britain

Palladio and Britain celebrates Andrea Palladio’s contribution to architecture through the outstanding collections of the RIBA British Architectural Library.

 Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio

Discover the life, travels, studies and buildings of Andrea Palladio and witness the birth of Palladianism.

Palladian Britain

Palladian Britain

Take a look at the houses and interiors of Palladian and Neo-Palladian Britain and find out about the architects who built them.

Exhibiting Palladio

Exhibiting Palladio

Learn about how and why Palladio drew, and the conservation needed to display his drawings in the Palladio 500 exhibition.

Drawings and publications

Drawings and publications

The RIBA holds over 330 drawings by Palladio, along with copies of his seminal texts. Find out how and why they proved crucial to the development of Palladian Britain.

Palladio's legacy

Palladio's legacy

How is Palladio seen today? Contemporaries discuss Palladio’s drawings, books and works. Take a look at his impact around the regions and join the debate.

Education and resources

Education and resources

Read more about Palladio and Palladianism at the RIBA Library. Consult the catalogue, gazetteer and glossary online. Find out about RIBA educational opportunities.

                                                  

Palladio and Britain is a developing educational resource provided by the staff of the RIBA Library, and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute, London. It complements the current exhibition ‘Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

 

 Instituto Italiano di Cultura