Andrea Palladio

By: Jack Heaps

Andrea's Early Life

Andre Palladio was born in Padua, Italy, a northern city in Italy on November 30th. He moved to Vicenza, where he spent most of his life and he joined the guild of masons and stonecutters. He got his training from Giangiorgio Trissino. Trissino gave him his humanistic design. While he was working on a project with his guild he recognized Andrea's ability and brought him into his home and taught him. His Goal in life from when he was very young was to be an architect and he achieved that goal. He had a very capitalistic mind in making sure he gets his moneys worth on the work.

Andrea's Architecture

Andrea's works, built off of the romans and greeks, used proportion and symmetry and is thought to be one the most significant architect of all time because of his contributions design.

Villa Rotunda

Palladio's Villa Rotunda was one of his most renown works. It was built in Vicenza, Italy between the years of 1567-1570. It still stands today and offers tours daily. The absolute symmetry of the design was unusual in Palladios style of villas. I find this piece so interesting because it was different from all the architecture at the time. Also it was completely symmetrical on all sides. The statues on the build and the integrity of his design show his humanistic sense.

The Four Books of Architecture

Later in Andrea palladio's life he wanted to teach upcoming architects so he wrote the The Four Books of Architecture. The books were named I quattro libri dell'architettura. Palladio founded an architectural movement which takes its name from him, Palladian architecture.


Works Cited

"Andrea Palladio." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in

Context. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.

"Andrea Palladio." International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. Gale, 1993.

Biography in Context. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.

AR: Andrea Palladio TI: Villa Barbaro facade DT: c. 1549-1558 AA: ARTstor CN: SCALA_ARCHIVES_1039931164 UR:

AR: Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580 TI: Vicenza: Villa Rotunda General view DT: c.1566-70 AA: ARTstor CN: ARTSTOR_103_41822003435060 UR:

AR: Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580 TI: Vicenza: Villa Rotunda: Ext.: Facade DT: c.1566-70 AA: ARTstor CN: ARTSTOR_103_41822003435086 UR:

AR: Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580 TI: Vicenza: Villa Rotunda General view DT: c.1566-70 AA: ARTstor CN: ARTSTOR_103_41822003435045 UR:

AR: Written by, Andrea Palladio, Italian, 1508-1580 Illustrated by, Christoph Krieger, German, b. Nuremberg (?), d. Venice ca. 1590 Illustrated by, Johann Chrieger, German, active 16th century Published by, Dominico de' Franceschi, Italian, active 1557-1586 Dedicated to, Giacomo Angarano, Italian Dedicated to, Emanuele Filiberto, Italian, 1528-1580 TI: I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio TI: Book 2, page 19: Villa Almerico (Villa Rotonda) DT: 1570 DS: The Metropolitan Museum of Art DS: AA: ARTstor CN: MMA_IAP_10311575760 UR:

AR: Dominique Vivant Denon TI: Andrea Palladio TI: Portraits of Painters AA: ARTstor CN: BARTSCH_3350071 UR: