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Palladianism
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The term “Palladianism” derives from the name of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. In the second half of the 16th century, Palladio designed many villas for the Venetian elite, and together with his treatise I quattro libri dell'architettura (“The Four Books on Architecture”), written in 1570, these exerted an influence without parallel in architectural history [5] (Architectural theory). The stylistic principles of Palladianism were: (1) rational geometric proportions in ground plan and elevation; (2) clearly defined building structure; (3)…

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Ruhl, Carsten, “Palladianism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_025213>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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