Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Palladian was Palladio?

Palladio’s Villa Rotonda

Andrea Palladio was the most influential architect in Western history. This week Paul Goldberger, in The New Yorker magazine, provides a crisp critique that describes Palladio as "a modern architect, not a copyist. It was the new ideas that mattered." It is not often that Palladio is described as a modernist. But, Goldberger defends this idea, by claiming that Palladio's designs went beyond any known style. Here's the link for your reading pleasure. (Please note: Sorry, a commercial "dashboard" may cover the article. Just click the "close" button.).

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