Palladio and Vicenza - An Architectural Journey
‘All over the western world, hundreds of thousands of houses, churches, and public buildings with symmetrical fronts and applied half-columns topped by a pediment descend from the designs of Andrea Palladio’ (Ackerman 1966).
This is how architectural historian James S. Ackerman starts his renowned book on Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), the sixteenth-century Italian architect whose designs and creative achievements are still influencing today’s Architecture.
This short-course provides an overview of Palladio’s Architecture – his villas, city palaces, public and religious buildings, as well as his treaty on Architecture – via a remote visit to the city of Vicenza in Veneto, Italy.
The short-course will discuss the life and work of Andrea Palladio while analysing a selection of the buildings he designed in and around the city of Vicenza, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What you will learn:
• Participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vast scholarship on Palladio
• Will be able to discuss the architectural concepts linked to Palladian Architecture and better understand the design solutions
• Have a better understanding of the artistic and intellectual environment of this Master of sixteenth-century design
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.