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The classical Roman revivalist

With this advent to the paintings of Andrea Palladio (1508–1580), TASCHEN’s simple structure sequence shines its highlight on some of the most influential figures within the background of Western structure. Palladio’s Villa Rotonda in Vicenza turned the main recognized construction of its type; it motivated many later designs and is still a massive resource of suggestion for today’s architects. The Palladian kind, distinct by means of the common Serlian home windows, pillared façades equivalent to Roman temples, symmetrical ground plans, and elevations, was once imported to different ecu nations and have become widely recognized; in nice Britain it was once one the real roots of seventeenth and 18th century structure. within the nineteenth century, American structure seriously pointed out the fashion, as obvious in, for instance, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home.

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Each e-book in TASCHEN’s simple structure sequence features:

  • an creation to the existence and paintings of the architect
  • the key works in chronological order
  • information regarding the consumers, architectural preconditions in addition to development difficulties and resolutions
  • an inventory of all of the chosen works and a map indicating the destinations of the easiest and most famed constructions
  • nearly a hundred and twenty illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

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