Palladio's Venice : Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic

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Yale University Press, 2005 - Architecture - 392 pages
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Celebrated Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) devoted much of his career to the city of Venice. Famous for public buildings he had designed in his native Vicenza and country villas he had built for wealthy patricians there, he arrived in Venice in the mid- 1550s confident of establishing a successful new practice. Yet Palladio’s Venetian career never matched his lofty expectations. Failing to achieve the position of state architect or to earn the kinds of commissions to which he was accustomed, he found himself working in a category new to his practice: ecclesiastical architecture. Itwas his stunning churches, however, including San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore, that established Palladio’s lasting renown.
In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Tracy E. Cooper organizes Palladio’s work in Venice according to different types of patrons. She discusses his major monuments as well as less well-known work for charitable foundations, convents, triumphal processions, and the rebuilding of the Ducal Palace. She tells the compelling story of an established architect breaking into a new market and of a Renaissance city in the midst of sweeping change.
 

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Perhaps no other architect had as great an impact on Western architecture and its underlying thought as Andrea Palladio (1508-80). His publications were highly influential, and his self ... Read full review

Contents

FOUNDATlONS i
9
The State of the Patriiiate
31
ompagnia della Calza detali Accesi
63
REIKilOUS ORDI RS
146
in Scuola dei Mercanti 26 5
261
i7 IOspedaletto
273
Ie itelle
282
Conelusion
290
Notes
296
THE VENETlAN STATE iXi
343
lnilex
375
Plnitograph Credits
392
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Tracy E. Cooper is associate professor, Temple University.

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