Palladio: The Architect and His Influence in America

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Palladio: The Architect and His Influence in America

  • 1980 ----- color ----- 48 min ----- 16mm
  • The classical tradition in architecture is a strict system of structure and decoration using copies of ancient Roman columns and tablets, figures, pediments and carvings to embellish plain walls and simple openings. Its emphasis is on clear geometric forms. Palladio refined the style by his sophisticated use of proportions, the length to the width to the depth to the height; every element was balanced one against the other and placed with a skillful accomodation of the building to the site, whether urban or rural. Discusses Palladio's palaces, churches and villas and his influence in America. Various buildings are shown in detail.
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, Europe)