Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

"Born in Vicenza, Italy, Giovanni Giaconi began his carrer as a designer in Vicenza and New York, where he worked as the assistant to an Italian architectural practice and later went on to specialize in restoration of historic buildings. These delicate pen and ink watercolor drawings are the result of a painstaking process involving precise surveys and photography on the field in combination with a wealth of preparatory drawings (pencil on yellow trace paper). The outcome is a work that provides a detailed record of the present state conservation of the buildings. Giovanni holds a degree in Architectural Renovation and is fluent in Italian, English and French...and is a skillful windsufer." Passage [1]to find out more...
"Andrea Palladio (1508-80) was an Italian architect, one of the most influential architects of our time. Palladio was born November 8, 1508, in Padua, and trained as a stonemason. Palladio moved to Vicenza in his early twenties. Originally named Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, he was named Palladio (after Pallade the goddess of wisdom daughter of Zeus) by the Italian poet and patron Giangiorgio Trissino, who oversaw Palladio's architectural studies. Trissino took him to Rome, where Palladio studied and measured Roman architectural ruins; he also studied the treatises of Vitruvius, one of the most important of the Roman architects."Passage [2] to find out more...
to find out more of the work...
Passage [1] from http://www.epalladio.com/about.html
Passage [2] from http://www.epalladio.com/whois.html
Image from http://www.epalladio.com/prints/source/tempietto.htm

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