Andrea Palladio

Brand New Interior Mauritshaus

Mauritshuis, A Pearl of a House – Royal Cabinet of Paintings

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The beautiful restrained classically inspired Mauritshuis in The Netherlands was recently restored as a museum filled with jewels, a royal cabinet of paintings

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Thomas Jefferson at Monticello – To See and be Seen

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Throughout his life Thomas Jefferson was continually putting his house Monticello up or pushing it down as his knowledge and experience of life and architecture expanded.

Music and Architecture

Music – Harmony from Apollo to Palladio & Mozart to Jenkins

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Music based on philosophies and principles established by legends of Apollo and the ancient Greeks comes to us via Vitruvius and Palladio from Mozart to Jenkins

Villa Capra, 'La Rotunda' by Venetian Architect Andrea Palladio in the Veneto, Italy

Andrea Palladio Architect – In Pursuit of the Perfect House

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Despite evolving societies and technology a villa remains a place where one can dwell “under the tent of heaven”. Is Andrea Palladio’s villa the perfect house?

Pantheon Portico

The Portico – An Ancient Architectural People Protector

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An architectural device, the Portico stands in memory of all the people from ancient times until today that gathered and sheltered under their protective mantle

Nature & The Code – Developing the Art of Mathematics

Nature & The Code – Developing the Art of Mathematics

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Mathematics is a tool of the natural world, of which humankind is an integral aspect said Professor Marcus du Sautoy who in 2011 was all about cracking The Code

Villa Capra, 'La Rotunda' by Venetian Architect Andrea Palladio in the Veneto, Italy

La Casa di Villa – Dwelling under the Tent of Heaven

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The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established, but it could very well be a villa designed to cultivate the head heart body and soul

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Franklin & Jefferson – Founding The Architecture of Freedom

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The 18th century neoclassical movement in Europe and England admired the forms of ancient Greece and Rome. In America they became an important aspect of the architecture of freedom

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William Kent and the English idyll – The Quest for Nature

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William Kent English architect, interior designer, painter & landscape architect ‘leaped the fence’ & saw all nature was a garden’ & designed the perfect house

The American Dream – Great Books Helping the Vision Pt 1

The American Dream – Great Books Helping the Vision Pt 1

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In the 18th century books about what was beautiful and right inspired those founding a new Rome in America to have a vision of liberty freedom & justice for all

Villa Capra, 'La Rotunda' by Venetian Architect Andrea Palladio in the Veneto, Italy

What Is: Palladian Style, More than a Villa in the Veneto?

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16th century architect Andrea Palladio contributed to the classical language of architecture providing an emotional experience with his villas in the Veneto

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Heaven on Earth? – Palladian Villa at Padua nearby to Venice

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The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established. However it could be at the Villa Moro Malipiero at Padua, nearby to Venice in Northern Italy.

Favourite Books – Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time

Favourite Books – Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time

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Professor Bruce Boucher’s scholarly and accessible work, Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time was first published in 1994  in a ‘user friendly version’…to fit comfortably into a suitcase or backpack for a quick trip to Vicenza, the scene of many of Palladio’s triumphant works in architecture. Don’t know about…