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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Andrea Palladio; Andrea Palladio; Andrea Palladio; Andrea Palladio; Andrea Palladio; Andrea Palladio; Andrea Palladio|
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|Description:||336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm|
|Contents:||I. Palladio's Formation as an Architect --
II. Vicenza and Palladio's First Palaces --
III. Early Villas and Villeggiatura --
IV. The Basilica --
V. Mature Villas --
VI. Religious Architecture --
VII. Bridges --
VIII. The Quattro Libri --
IX. Palladio's Late Style.
|Responsibility:||Bruce Boucher ; principal photography by Paolo Marton.|
Though the great Renaissance architect's buildings have often been photographed and numerous specialized monographs have been written about his career, never before have his life and times been brought together in such a lively and comprehensive narrative as this volume. Richly illustrated with newly-commissioned photography as well as period plans and drawings, this book traces Palladio's rise from apprentice stonemason to a young intellectual engaged in a vivid debate about the importance of buildings in civic life. The book follows him through his first private residential commissions and the triumph of his Basilica in Vicenza, from the grand churches of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Redentore in Venice to the publication of his seminal Quattro Libri, or Four Books On Architecture, and culminates in the peerless villas that are associated with his name: the imposing Malcontenta and the aristocratic Rotonda.
While the buildings are discussed in terms of their importance in art history, Palladio's remarkable career is also defined against the backdrop of the dramatic events and personalities of the age. Studying the past with an archaeologist's zeal, Palladio created an extraordinary series of buildings that deftly adapted the language of classical architecture to the requirements of sixteenth-century life. This handsome volume about Andrea Palladio, who has been revered and imitated for four hundred years, is indispensable not only for architects but for anyone with an interest in history and art.
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