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In pictures: Andrea Palladio's life and legacy

In pictures: Andrea Palladio's life and legacy

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San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610

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Villa Capra (o Viilla la Rotonda), by Andrea Palladio. s. 1570. Near Vicenza, Italy.

Villa Capra (o Viilla la Rotonda), by Andrea Palladio. s. 1570. Near Vicenza, Italy.

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Chiesa del Redentore by Andrea Palladio ,in Venice - Italy.

Chiesa del Redentore by Andrea Palladio ,in Venice - Italy.

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Andrea PALLADIO: Villa Capra o La Rotonda. Vista de una de las fachadas.

Andrea PALLADIO: Villa Capra o La Rotonda. Vista de una de las fachadas.

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by Andrea Palladio, was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, is widely considered the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture

by Andrea Palladio, was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, is widely considered the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture

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Andrea Palladio: Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice; the construction begun in 1566; the façade was completed under the direction of Vincenzo Scamozzi between 1597-1610

Andrea Palladio: Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice; the construction begun in 1566; the façade was completed under the direction of Vincenzo Scamozzi between 1597-1610

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Villa Foscari "La Malcontenta" - Mira, Venezia, Italia / 1550-60 / Andrea Palladio

Villa Foscari "La Malcontenta" - Mira, Venezia, Italia / 1550-60 / Andrea Palladio

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The fact that this is an internal version of a classical theatre (that is normally built outdoor) is in itself a trait of Renaissance where architects innovate and introduce strange extension of classical architecture.   Renaissance therefore could be described as classical architecture for un-classical functions   Theater Olimpico Vicenza III 2010 | Candida Höfer

The fact that this is an internal version of a classical theatre (that is normally built outdoor) is in itself a trait of Renaissance where architects innovate and introduce strange extension of classical architecture. Renaissance therefore could be described as classical architecture for un-classical functions Theater Olimpico Vicenza III 2010 | Candida Höfer

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Andrea Palladio, Villa Cornaro. Photo : Jean-Francois Josse

Andrea Palladio, Villa Cornaro. Photo : Jean-Francois Josse

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