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Palladio and Palladianism Robert Tavernor

Palladio and Palladianism By Robert Tavernor

Palladio and Palladianism by Robert Tavernor


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Summary

Robert Tavernor looks at Palladianism in terms of its meaning, and sees it as part of the history of ideas. Here, architecture is returned to its place as the art that embodies values.

Palladio and Palladianism Summary

Palladio and Palladianism by Robert Tavernor

Andrea Palladio, probably the most famous architect of the Western world, stands at the beginning of the movement called Palladianism. For the landed gentry of sixteenth-century Venice he evolved a version of Renaissance architecture, combining classical authority, dignity and comfort, which he made available to the whole of Europe in his book, the Quattro libri dell'architettura. So successful was the Palladian formula that it was consciously revived in other countries and in other times: by Inigo Jones at the court of Charles I in the early seventeenth century, by Colen Campbell and Lord Burlington in the early eighteenth century, and by Thomas Jefferson and others in the New World. In each case, what was appealing about Palladianism was more than a matter of style: it was the fact that it expressed a way of life and a humanist moral philosophy, deriving ultimately from ancient Rome but enriched by the thinkers of the Renaissance and the Augustan age.

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About Robert Tavernor

Robert Tavernor is an English Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and founding director of the Tavernor Consultancy in London

Table of Contents

Preface * 1. The Foundations of Palladio's Architecture * 2. Palladio's Theory and Practice of Architecture * 3. Palladio's Architectural and Literary Legacy * 4. Inigo Jones and the Stuart Court * 5. Great British Vitruvians * 6. Anglo-Palladianism and the Birth of a New Nation

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GOR001549934
9780500202425
0500202427
Palladio and Palladianism by Robert Tavernor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
19910402
216
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