Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle
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
An advocate of humanism and a mutil-talented Renaissance man Genoese born architect Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most brilliant celebrities of his day
A very timely and splendid exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man will be on show in Holyroodhouse, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival
David S. Goyer recently filmed a TV series about Leonardo da Vinci at the age of 25, a dreamer and idealist fighting to set knowledge free and invent the future
An exhibition at the National Gallery of London until February 5, 2012 concentrates on work produced during the period of his life spent in Milan when Ludovico Sforza sponsored him (1482 – 1499).
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…