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 two-day 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.
This two-day 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.
This course will be delivered online via Zoom. All participants will receive information in advance about how to access the course and if any preparation work is required before it commences.
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.