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Palladio's Rome


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Hart, V. and Hicks, P., 2008. Palladio's Rome. Other. Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University.

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Abstract

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) published in 1554 two enormously popular guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome. This paper will examine the significance of these two works to Palladio' s understanding of ancient architecture, and to the meaning of his own work as an architect. The origins of the Rome guidebook tradition will be outlined, and Palladio' s attempt to modernise the standard medieval guides in the light of the contemporary pilgrim's requirement for a more logical itinerary to the "eternal city." The paper will attempt to show that Palladio' s neglected guides are nothing less than central to our full appreciation of one of the most celebrated architects of all time.

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Item Type Reports/Papers (Other)
CreatorsHart, V.and Hicks, P.
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
StatusPublished
ID Code13374
Additional InformationFrom: 'Harmony to the Eyes:Charting Palladio’s Architecture from Rome to Baltimore'. An exhibition at the George Peabody Library, March 14-June 17, 2008

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