Palladio

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Survey Course I/2012 Week 10 “Uomo Universale”: Palladio, and his Villa Buildings/places referred to: La Rotonda (presently called Villa Capra; also referred to as Villa Almerico or Valmarana), Vicenza. Architect: Andrea Palladio; begun 1556 Terminology: broken pediment: Classical pediment that has a gap in the middle of the lower (horizontal) cornice and with raking cornice stopping before they can meet giant order: columns that rise more than one storey thermal window: semi-circular window, usually subdivided my two or more mullions hexastyle: consisting of six columns villa: a country residence usually situated within an estate villa urbana or pseudo-urbana: a house in the country that more or less has interior plans that correspond to those typically found in town houses (palazzi) People: Andrea Palladio, 1508-1580, treatise: Four Books on Architecture, 1570 Vitruvius: (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio); Roman architect and military engineer; wrote a ten-volume treatise on architecture called, unsurprisingly, De architectura, 1st century BC Giangiorgio Trissino, 1478-1550: Palladio’s mentor; a playwright and poet as well as humanist scholar Bibliography: Kostof: 468-483 Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, by R. Wittkower, Part III (Palladio) Palladio, by James S. Ackerman, pp. 36-159 Palladio and Palladianism, by Robert Tavernor, pp. 11-105 Palladio, I Quattro libri dell’architettura (Four Books). This is an electronic resource in the UCD library Vitruvius, Vitruvius, The Ten Books on Architecture (Book IV, Chapter VII: ‘Tuscan Temples’. Here is a good link for Vitruvius: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/vitruvius/home.html Quotes: “I set myself the task of investigating the remains of ancient buildings and finding they are much worthier of study than I had first thought. I began to measure all their parts minutely and with the greatest care.” (Palladio, Quattro Libri) “The site is as pleasant and delightful as can be found, because it is...
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