From Philadelphia to Leningrad, generations of architects have paid tribute
to the masterful palazzos and villas of Andrea di Pietro della Gondola,
better known as Palladio(1508-1580). A master stonemason great scholar, and
brilliant architect, Palladio fused his profound love of classical form with
a constant inventiveness that stressed subtlety of proportion, composition,
In this tape, viewers are taken on a detailed tour of the interiors and
exteriors of Palladio's greatest architectural triumphs, from his early
Basilica in Vicenza to the majestic villas he built in the Venetian
countryside and the great Venetian church of San Giorgio Maggiore. A sensual
architect, as skilled at visual alchemy as any Venetian painter of his time,
Palladio still casts a spell to this very day.
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