Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 383–403 | Cite as

A Revised Analysis of the Villa Cornaro

  • Stephen R. WassellEmail author


The 2006 book by Branko Mitrović and Stephen R. Wassell, Andrea Palladio: Villa Cornaro in Piombino Dese, which was based on a 2003 survey as well as supplementary measurements made in 2004, contains analyses that suggest several potential aspects of Palladio’s design methodology for the villa. This present paper offers additional analyses, based not only on the previous data but also on subsequent measurements that the author took of column diminution as well as the ceiling heights of the main hall and the upper-story hall of the villa.


Palladio Cornaro Geometric analysis Proportion Diminution Fibonacci sequence 



I would like to thank the perspicacious reviewer of this article, who I eventually learned is Elwin C. Robison, for his extremely insightful comments and suggestions. Many thanks as well to Kim Williams, who provided invaluable feedback on multiple occasions throughout the writing process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer ScienceHollins UniversityRoanokeUSA

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