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Palladio Virtuel (Hardcover) (Peter Eisenman)

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 Many historians of architecture have viewed the villas of Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) as physical manifestations of the classical architectural principles described in his treatise The Four Books of Architecture (I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura). Written toward the end of his life, The Four Books illustrate Palladio’s built work, redrawn the way he wanted it to be. In this groundbreaking new study,American architect and educator Peter Eisenman analyzes twenty of Palladio’s villas, offering a radical interpretation of the Renaissance master’s work. Working from an architect’s perspective, Eisenman, with Matt Roman, shows the evolution of Palladio’s villas from those that exhibit classical symmetrical volumetric bodies to others that exhibit no bodies at all, just fragments in a landscape. This conclusion stands in stark contrast to studies that emphasize principles of ideal symmetry and proportion in Palladio’s work. Featuring more than 300 new analytic drawings and models, this handsome book is an important addition to the corpus of Palladian studies and a testament to Palladio’s lasting place in contemporary architectural thought. 
In Palladio Virtuel, renowned American architect and educator Peter Eisenman offers a new analysis of the architecture of Renaissance master Andrea Palladio (1508?1580). Many historians have viewed Palladio?s villas as physical manifestations of the classical architectural principles he described in his treatise, The Four Books of Architecture. Written toward the end of his life,The Four Books include illustrations of his built work, which Palladio redrew as he wanted them to be.

In this groundbreaking new study, Eisenman, working from the point of view of an architect, analyzes these drawings to produce a radical interpretation of Palladio?s work. The basis for this interpretation is found in 20 Palladian villas, which began from a classical symmetrical volumetric body and gradually became villas with no body at all, just fragments in a landscape. This handsomely designed book includes more than 300 new analytic drawings and a model of each villa. A classic addition to the corpus of Palladian studies, Palladio Virtuel is a testament to Palladio?s lasting place in contemporary architectural thought.
Number of Pages: 291.0
Genre: Architecture
Sub-Genre: History / Renaissance, Methods + Materials, Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Peter Eisenman
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 21570850
UPC: 9780300213881
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7390

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