A comprehensive handbook exploring the career of the architect who transformed the building design and construction of the Western world. It invites us to view Palladio's masterpieces through the lens of Paolo Marton, moving across the thresholds of myriad villas, churches, and public edifices to illustrate the elegant proportions, crisp lines, and integrated geometries that are the hallmarks of Palladio's vision. From the immortal Villa Rotonda to the Venetian churches of the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore, from the city halls to the bridges, each masterpiece is described using plans, maps, and contemporary drawings and etchings along with brilliant photography.
This softcover book measures 7½ inches by 10½ inches. Published September 28, 2007.
Brand: Abbeville Press
Origin: United States
Since 1977, Abbeville Press has published lavishly illustrated books about architecture, fashion, travel, and pop culture. The award-winning brand brings its trademark design and editorial excellence to Abbeville Family: its division of children's books, parenting guides, and family-oriented titles (including a stunning cloth-bound collection on Norman Rockwell).