Item ABC/185 - Four books of Andrea Palladio’s architecture

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Four books of Andrea Palladio’s architecture


  • 1738 (Creation)

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(30 Nov 1508-19 Aug 1580)

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Italian architect active in the Venetian Republic.

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A volume containing the four books of Andrea Palladio's Architecture in Italy. He is deeply influenced by Vitruvius, and after a short Treatise of the Five Orders, he makes observations on the building of Private Houses, Streets, Bridges, Plazzas, Xisti, and Temples. The text is accompanied by numerous original etchings of plans, elevations, sections, and measurements, some to scale. Subjects from the First Book: Considerations before building; Timber; Stones; Sand; Lime; Metals; Qualitites of the ground where foundations ought to be laid; Foundations; Sorts of Walls; Diminution of Walls; The Five Orders used by the Ancients; Swelling and Diminution of Columns, and the Intecolumniations and pilasters; Tuscan Order; Doric Order; Ionic Order; Corinthian Order; Composite Order; Pedestals; Abuses; Loggia's, Entries, Halls, Rooms, and their Form; Pavements and Ceilings; Height of the Room; Several Manners of Vaults; Dimensions of the Doors and Windows; Ornaments of Doors and Windows; Chimneys; Stairs. Subjects in the Second Book: Decorum and Coveninecy that ought to be observed in private edifices; Compartment or disposition of rooms, and of other places; Designs of Town-Houses (from Udene, Friuli; Vicenza, upon the Piazza; Porti; Verona; Vicenza); Tuscan Atrio, or porch; Atrio with four columns; Corinthian Atrio; Atrio Testugginato, and the private houses of ancient Romans; Hall with four columns (tetrastili); Corinthian Halls; Egyptian Halls; Private houses of the Greeks; Sites to be chosen for the construction of Villas; Compartment or disposition of Villas; Designs of Country Houses belonging to some noble Venetians (from Bagnolo, near Lonigo; La Frata, Polesine; Cesalto, near Motta; Masera, near Asolo; Gate near Montagnana, Podoano; Piombino, Castelfranco; Marocco, on the road from Venice to Trevigi; Fanzolo, Trevigiano); Designs of the Villas belonging to some gentlemen of the Terra Firma (from Finale, Vicentine; Le Ghizzole; Pogliana; Lisiera, near Vicenza; Meledo, Vicentine; Campiglia, Vicentine; Cigogna; Angarano, Vicentine; Quinto, near Tesina; Lonedo, Vicentine; Santa Sofia, near Verona; La Miga, Colognefe); Villas of the Ancients; Some Inventions. Subjects in the Third Book: Roads; Distribution of Road in the cities; Ways outside the city (Via Hostientis); What ought to be observed in the building of Bridges, and the site that ought to be chosen; Wooden Bridges and notes on their building; The Bridge directed by Julius Caesar over the Rhine; Bridge of Cismone; Three other Inventions; Bridge of Bassano; Bridge of Vicenza, over the Bacchiglione; Stone Bridge; Bridge of Vicenza, upon the Rerone; Piazze; Piazze o the Greeks; Piazze of the Romans; Ancient Basilicas; Basilicas of the time, and the designs of those in Venice; Palestra and the Xisti of the Greeks. Subjects of the Fourth Book: Sites that ought to be chosen for the building of Temples; Forms of Temples, and their decorum; Aspects of Temples; The Five Kinds of Temples; Compartments of Temples; Designs of some Ancient Temples; Temple of Peace; Temple of Mars the Avenger; Temple of Nerva Trajanus; Temple of Antoninus and of Faustina; Temple of the Sun and of the Moon; Temple called the Galluce; Temple of Jupiter; Temple of Fortuna Virilis; Temple of Vesta; Temple of Mars; Baptisterium of Constantine; Temple of Bramante; Temple of Jupiter Stator; Temple of Jupiter the Thunderer; Pantheon, or Ritonda; Designs of some Temple outside of Rome; Temple of Bacchus; Temple near the Church of Santo Sebastiano, upon Via Appia; Temple of Vesta; Temple of Castor and Pollux; Temple below Trevi; Temple of Scisi; Temple of Nismes; Temple of Concord; Temple of Neptune.

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