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Andrea Palladio
I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura
ont> Appresso Dominico de Franceschi : Venetia, 1570 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An exceptional copy of Andrea Palladio's seminal architectural work. A hugely important work, which outlines Palladio's teachings including the nine rules of identity. Beautifully illustrated after the author's own drawings. The complete four books, bound in one as called for. An exceptional copy, the best and finest we have been able to locate including institutionally held copies. The first edition of this milestone in the history of architecture. A beautifully illustrated guide, with the pages in an exceptionally bright condition. Palladio was the founder of Palladian Architecture. His books, particularly this work, had a wider influence than even his building. Many of his own designs are present in this work which outlines his teachings. This treatise celebrates the purity and simplicity of classical Roman architecture, particularly the works of Leon Battista Alberti. This work provides systematic rules and plans for buildings which were creative and unique. In the original Italian. Smartly rebound in a nineteenth century full calf binding. The first book discusses building materials and techniques, documenting the five classical orders, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan and Composite. The second book covers the designs of urban townhouses and country villas around Venice which at the time of writing were almost all designed by Palladio himself. There are nine palazzi, twenty-two villas and a series of unrealized projects. The third book addresses city planning, and discusses … [Click Below for Full Description]
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