American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Palladio, Andrea 1508-1580. Italian architect who developed a style based on the classicism of ancient Rome, breaking with the ornate conventions of the Italian Renaissance. His works include the Villa Rotonda and the Palazzo Chiericati in Venice.
- n. highly original and much imitated Italian architect (1508-1580)
“The rigorous compositional artistry evident in Palladio's use and transformation of classical forms and motifs was aesthetically compelling, yet formulaic.”
“All of these are featured in "Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey.”
“Andrea di Pietro della Gondola 1508-1580--better known by the name Palladio, after the Greek goddess of wisdom Pallas Athena--was one of the greatest architects of the High Renaissance.”
“So, happy 500th birthday year, Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, dubbed Palladio, meaning "Wise One.”
“Jefferson was completely self-taught in architecture and referred to Palladio’s four books on the subject as his bible.”
“Palladio' organizes usually the first Saturday in May.”
“The style was plainer than in the baroque period, drawing on the earlier Renaissance style of Andrea Palladio, and famous architects such as the Adam brothers, John Wood and John Nash would turn their hand to it.”
“When the Academy of Vicenza needed a theatre in 1579, the Italian architect Andrea Palladio designed it on a classical model drawn from Vitruvius.”
“The Globe, as it has now been reconstructed, works stunningly well as a theatre; Palladio's theatre, for all its undeniable beauty, didn't.”
“Palladio's theatre was built inside another building, for an audience of cultivated patricians; the Globe was built outdoors for a general public, and so was serviceable and commodious rather than magnificent.”
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