Andrea Paladio

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Andrea Palladio was born on March 30, 1508 in Veneto, Italy and lived until August 19, 1580. “It can be safely said that Andre Palladio ranks not only among the most famous, but also among the most influential architects of all time. However, when we turn to his life and to his person, we find that very little of either the man or his life is known.”

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Andrea PaladioAndrea Palladio was born on March 30, 1508 in Veneto, Italy and lived until August 19, 1580. It can be safely said that Andre Palladio ranks not only among the most famous, but also among the most influential architects of all time. However, when we turn to his life and to his person, we find that very little of either the man or his life is known. Adolf Placzek iHe was born as Andrea Di Pietro Della Gondola. Palladio was given to him during his teens by his boss where he worked. During his youth he worked as an apprentice to a sculptor in Padua. Sometime between ages thirteen and sixteen he moved to Vicenza where he joined the guild of bricklayers and stonemasons. While working on a villa owned by Gian Giorgio Trissino, Trissino himself noticed Palladios skills and enlisted him as his personal confidant. Palladio also may have gone back to Padua with Trissino in 1538, this trip would have exposed Young Palladio to the architectural works of: Cornaro, and the painting styles of Falconetto. The influence of this trip is seen in early sketches by Palladio, you can see pedantry and self-consciousness similar to what is seen in Villa Cricoli. In 1541 and 1547 Palladio visited Rome with Trissino. Prior to these visits he had witnessed Trissinos interpretation of Roman architecture while working on the Villa. iiGoing to Rome however allowed Palladio to witness the works of Vitruvius who he later described as his master and guide. iiiWith the

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