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A Perspective Analysis of the Proportions of Palladio’s Villa Rotonda: Making the Invisible Visible

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Because of differences between Palladio’s architecture as built and the ideal architecture represented in the Quattro libri, many analyses have been performed in order to bring to light the proportions that underlie the beauty of the architecture. This present paper proposes a method of analysis based on perspective grids laid out on photographs to reveal how perspective is used to heighten the spectator’s perception of the forms.

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Correspondence to Tomás García-Salgado.

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García-Salgado, T. A Perspective Analysis of the Proportions of Palladio’s Villa Rotonda: Making the Invisible Visible. Nexus Netw J 10, 269–282 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-007-0069-3

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Keywords:

  • Andrea Palladio
  • Villa Rotonda
  • Design analysis
  • geometric analysis
  • perspective