Exhibition: Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

Author: Charles Leavitt

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

O’Shaughnessy Galleries West and II
June 5–July 31, 2011 

palladio_conferenceThis traveling exhibition organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects in association with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, offers a rare opportunity to see thirty-one drawings by the famous 16th-century architect, Andrea Palladio, along with seven books, fifteen models of related buildings, and eight bas-reliefs of some of the drawings (3-D projections of architectural drawings). 

The Late Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio (Italian, 1508–1580) is the most influential architect of the last 500 years. His architecture synthesized the lessons of the ancient Romans with the achievements of his predecessors and contemporaries, including Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Palladio's mastery of the classical orders, proportion, and harmony was unparalleled. His projects in Venice and the surrounding region set new standards in design and redefined the potential of the art form, especially for domestic structures. 

This exhibition is offered in conjunction with a collegiate design competition and June 10-12 conference being organized by the School of Architecture.