PALLADIO (I) #BasicArt

Manfred Wundram

PALLADIO (I) #BasicArt
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836563871
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The classical starchitect
Understanding the influence of Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580) is largely considered the father of Western architecture. Strongly influenced by formal temple designs in Ancient Greece and Rome, he pioneered a revival of Classical symmetry and perspective, and with it created a universal architectural language.
From his humble beginning as a stonemason’s apprentice, Palladio rose to become Chief Architect of the Republic of Venice, at the time the epicenter of European innovation. There, he designed the church of the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore on the landmark promontory between the Giudecca canal and the greater Venetian lagoon. In nearby Vicenza, Palladio built the world-famous Basilica, the Villa Rotonda, the Teatro Olimpico, and in the surrounding Veneto countryside numerous rural villas noted for their inclusion of local, vernacular architecture within a Classical scheme and the use of porticos to provide liminal spaces between the interior and exterior. Both the Palladian villas and the City of Vicenza are today both designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Overtime, Palladio’s architecture evolved into the Palladian style, a universal language of cool, calm elegance that informed buildings from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; to Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello, Virginia; to St Paul’s Cathedral, London. This foundational book from TASCHEN Basic Art 2.0 collates Palladio’s most significant structures into one dependable introduction, documenting his development into one of the most influential architects of all time.

Also available in English

About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s BasicArt Series features:

  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

The author:
Manfred Wundram studied art history, archaeology, music history, and German literature. He taught Art History at Ruhr University in Bochum for many years and has published widely on the Early and High Renaissance.

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Book Info
Subject Art
Author Manfred Wundram
Series BA
Cover Hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions cm 21,0 x 26,0
Pages 96
Language/s italian
Weight 0.6 kg
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