Why a 16th-Century Italian Is a Key Influence on Today's Architecture

Sep 22, 2015 1026

by Patrick Sisson

A sparse glass-and-metal home may be complimented for its Miesian proportions, and any tower balancing on a curvaceous leg of concrete might get noticed for its debt to Niemeyer, but as far as the dictionary is concerned, just one architect is significant enough to be the official namesake of an architectural style.

"Palladian," officially "of, relating to, or denoting the neoclassical style ofAndrea Palladio," may not mean much to the common person, even though historians consider this 16th-century Italian one of, if not the most, influential architects in history. 

Read more

Source: http://curbed.com/

You may be interested