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The classical Roman revivalist

With this creation to the paintings of Andrea Palladio (1508–1580), TASCHEN’s uncomplicated structure sequence shines its highlight on probably the most influential figures within the historical past of Western structure. Palladio’s Villa Rotonda in Vicenza turned the main recognized development of its sort; it inspired many later designs and is still a major resource of notion for today’s architects. The Palladian kind, exclusive by means of the common Serlian home windows, pillared façades corresponding to Roman temples, symmetrical flooring plans, and elevations, used to be imported to different eu nations and have become widely recognized; in nice Britain it used to be one the real roots of seventeenth and 18th century structure. within the nineteenth century, American structure seriously pointed out the fashion, as noticeable in, for instance, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home.

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Each booklet in TASCHEN’s simple structure sequence features:

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

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