by: Olivia Towey
Often traveled to Rome
Education / Training
apprenticed for 6 years to a local stonecutter, then immediately enrolled in the guild of masons and stonecutters.
Giangiorgio Trissino recognized Andrea’s ability and took him to his home and educated him.
Life / Lifestyle
considered the most influential person in the history of architecture
exposed to architecture from a young age, worked as a stonecutter
developed his own architectural style, named Palladian Style (classic Roman principles rediscovered and reapplied)
Type of Art
the taxes from the patrons of Florence, Bonifacio Pojana, the church,
Classicism: uses columns, symmetry, influenced by classical past,
Humanism: created his own style and made it into some rules of architecture
3 Pieces of Work
Name of Piece
Significance / Techniques
It represents the point of arrival in his experience of palace architecture.
He used symmetry in designing this piece of architecture.
Overall design very sophisticated, with a flat, covered ceiling and sophisticated vault covering.
Description In My Words
There are 3 stories, and the 2nd and 3rd floors have balconies with windows. There are many small designs above the arched on the ground floor, and the columns that go all the way up the building. There are small statures of men on the corners of the 1st and 2nd floors, and if you zoom in, there are a few faces around the outside. The columns are made of a brick-like material.
classicism - it was inspired by ancient Rome, use of symmetry, form and detail,
What I Find Interesting
I like the different stories on the building, and the intricate details on the arches and columns
Trissino gave Andrea his humanist name Palladio as a reference to the wisdom of the Greek goddess Pallas Athene.
known as: Palazzo del Capitaniato, Loggia del Capitanio, Loggia Bernarda
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"Loggia Del Capitaniato." Loggia Del Capitaniato. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
"Palazzo del Capitaniato." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Palladio, Andrea. Basilica Palladiana. 1500. White Stone. Piazza Dei Signori, Italy.
Palladio, Andrea. Church of the Redentore. 1592. Whitewashed Stucco and Istrian Stone.
Province of Venice, Italy.
Palladio, Andrea. Loggia del Capitaniato. 1574. Stone. Piazza dei Signori, Italy.