Topics: Andrea Palladio, Italy, Veneto Pages: 3 (507 words) Published: April 28, 2013

Muhammed Emin Akben
History of Architecture
International University of Sarajevo


Renaissance, as the period of turning point to Roman and Greek architecture, there were a lot of great architects but the most outstanding one of them is definetely Andrea Palladio who left great architectural examples. Andrea Palladio was an Italian architect lived during Renaissance period in 16th century.

He was active in Republic of Venice. Palladio made all of his works according to Roman and Greek architecture. He mostly influenced by Vitrivius. His works are located in northern Italy, but his style is known more widely by the book he wrote Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture). His architectural genius made Vicenza city become UNESCO Worlds Heritage Site and so does his famous Palladian Villas of Veneto. His style influenced most of the Europe especially after The Grand.Tour. a Portrait of Andrea Palladio

He was born as Andrea di Pietro della Gondola in Padua. He gained his first experiences in  the sculpture workshop of Bartolomeo Cavazza da Sossano as a stonecutter. After that he became an assistant in a leading workshop of stonecutters in Vicenza. BEGINNING OF HIS ARCHITECTURAL LIFE

When he was in his early thirties, a count called Gian Giorgio Trissino recognized his talents at art. Trissino was one of the leading Intellectuals in Vicenza so he stimulated him to appreciate arts in Rome. Trissino is also who gave the name “Palladio.” After Trissino's death in 1550 Palladio benefited from the patronage of the Barbaro brothers who brought him to Rome to study architecture. Then, Barbaro brothers introduced him to venice where he became the chief architect of the Republic of Venice by supports of Barbaro brothers and several other powerful families.

His style was named after him as The Palladian Style. His style...
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