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Engraved after Sebastiano Ricci, Italian, 1659–1734; Conjectural portrait of Andrea Palladio, c. 1715, frontispiece from Giacomo Leoni, The Architecture of A. Palladio (1715–1720); Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library

Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) was one of the most influential architects in the Western world. Fascinated by Roman ruins and the work of the ancient Roman architect/engineer/theorist Vitruvius, Palladio designed public and private buildings that incorporate classical design elements while exploiting Renaissance advances in engineering and construction. Palladio’s architectural theory, widely disseminated through his Four Books on Architecture (1570), reached the United States by the 18th century and influenced Thomas Jefferson and the design of monumental buildings in Washington, DC. Through rarely seen drawings and books from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, modern bas-relief models, and specially commissioned models of buildings that Palladio studied, designed, or influenced,Palladio and His Legacy documents this transatlantic migration of architectural thinking.

Title page to Book I of Andrea Palladio's I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture), 1570; Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey is a traveling exhibition organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust, London, in association with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza.

Curators:  Charles Hind and Irena Murray, RIBA British Architectural Library; Guido Beltramini, CISA Palladio; Calder Loth, Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Plaster models by Timothy Richards.

Andrea Palladio, Italian, 1508–1580; Cross section of the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, 1540s, ruler and stylus, compasses, black chalk, pen and brown ink; Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library, V/3

Andrea Palladio, Italian, 1508–1580; Plan and elevation of Vitruvius’s peripteral temple, 1540s, ruler and stylus, compasses, black chalk (below the capital leaves), pen and blackish ink, brush and brown wash; Royal Institute of British Architects, Britis

Andrea Palladio, Italian, 1508–1580; Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian, 1548–1616; Elevation and details of the Temple of Minerva, Assisi, 1540s, ruler and stylus, compasses, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash; Royal Institute of British Architects, British

Andrea Palladio, Italian, 1508–1580; Arch of Jupiter Ammon, Verona, 1540s, elevation and details, ruler and stylus, compasses, traces of black chalk, pen and grayish black ink, brush and sepia wash; traces of a red border; Royal Institute of British Archi

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

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from 03/09/2011
to 31/12/2011

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The Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
Tue–Sat 10am to 5pm. Thu 10am to 8pm. Sun 12pm to 5pm. Mon and major holidays closed
+1 412 6223131

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Carnegie Museum
Pittsburgh USA

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