The harmony and lucidity in Palladio architecture is a matter of scale and not of size


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Villa Badoer (1556). Fratta Polesine

Recommended book: Witold Rybczynski, The Perfect House. A Journey with the Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio. New York: Scribner, 2002

“It seems to me that it would be possible to learn a great deal about Palladio by looking at his buildings, not with an eye of an art historian but with the eye of an architect, and not only as works of the imagination, but as products of a particular time and place.” This is the reason why I strongly recommend this book written by the architect and professor of the University of Pennsylvania, Witold Rybcynski, who has visited many Palladian villas in the Veneto, has lived in one of them and so summarizes his experience: “Palladio’s design had the immediacy and freshness of something built the day before yesterday.”

As it is known, Palladio is one of the most influential architects of the history…

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