Artist: Mocatta, David (1806-1882)
Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
Five hundred years after his birth, Palladio’s legacy continues to provoke debate.
Did he bring an exhilarating new sensibility to the built environment in Britain?
Or did he dull the native imagination?
Was he the inspiration for the finest period of elegant building programmes that Britain has ever seen?
Or was he responsible for sending waves of predictable façades throughout Britain, breaking up an historic and ancient landscape?
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