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Andrea Palladio (1508-1580)


A brief description of Palladio’s life and works. The focus is on the evolution of his design methodology, including the growing importance of proportion to his approach. Selected mathematical details are cited in the endnotes, and the list of references includes many publications focused on the relationships between architecture and mathematics in Palladio’s designs.

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Correspondence to Stephen R. Wassell.

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Wassell, S.R. Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Nexus Netw J 10, 213–226 (2008).

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  • Andrea Palladio
  • Renaissance architecture
  • ratio and proportion
  • harmonic proportions
  • geometry
  • design theory
  • classical architecture