The US Congress: ‘Palladio, the father of American architecture’

Aug 29, 2017 1020

Palladio certainly needs no introduction or epithets. For us, it is synonymous with architecture. But apparently not just for us. He’s so famous for his greatness, even overseas, that the One Hundred Eleventh Congress of the United States of America called him the «Father of American Architecture».

This is also due to the fact that «the architectural monuments in the USA, which were directly or indirectly inspired by Palladio’s writings, illustrations and projects, form a large and invaluable part of the cultural heritage of the Nation» and that The Four Books of Architecture provided inspiration for many of the great American classical buildings of the nineteenth and twentieh centuries, the period known as the American Renaissance».

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