Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time

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Abbeville Press, 1998 - Architecture - 320 pages
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Andrea Palladio (1508-1589) was one of the most creative architects the world has ever known; many consider his villas, palaces, and churches the epitome of Renaissance ideals. Though his buildings have often been photographed and numerous specialized studies have been written about his career, never before have Palladio's life and times been brought together in a narrative as incisive as this one. Richly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs as well as period plans and drawings, this volume defines Palladio's remarkable career against the backdrop of the dramatic events and personalities of the age, while the buildings are discussed in terms of their importance in art history.

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Choosing from a field shaped by Raphael, Michelangelo, Bramante, Alberti, et al., Boucher (The Sculpture of Jacopo Sansovino, Yale Univ. Pr., 1991) focuses on Palladio as one of the earliest modern ... Read full review



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Boucher, Professor in the History of Art at University College in the University of London.

Pino Guidolotti was born in Verona in 1947. In the early 1970s he attended a set design course at the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna. His acquaintances and friends from that time turned out to be of fundamental importance for his future development as a photographer: Paolo Monti (to whom he became an assistant), Romeo Martinez in Paris, and Ernst Gombrich in London. Guidolotti's photography features subjects as varied as fashion, portraiture, sculpture, and architecture, and he has been published in major international magazines. He has also illustrated art books such as A. Rosenauer's, "Donatello. L'opera completa" (Milan 1993) and R. Wittkower's, "Bernini" (Milan 1990, London 1997).
Born in Cicenza in 1961, Guido Beltramini is the director of the Centro Internazionale de Studi di Architettura "Andrea Palladio," Vicenza, and a professor at the University of Ferrara. He has edited several works: a catalogue of drawings by the 18th-century Palladio follower Ottone Calderari (Venice 1999), the catalogue for the exhibitions on Carlo Scarpa (Milan 2000), with Kurt Foster and Paola Marini, and the special issue of the Quaderni della Scuola Superiore de Pisa dedicated to digital models in architectural studies (Pisa 2000) with Marco Gaiani. Together with Howard Burns and Marco Gaiani, he has also devised and made several CD-ROMS: "Le fabbriche e i disegni di Andrea Palladio" (1996), "Andrea Palladio. Le ville" (1997), "Palladio and the Veneto" (1999), and "Palladio e Vicenza" (2001).

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