An exploration of the design procedures and methodology of Andrea Palladio, arguably the most influential Renaissance architect. Even when Modernism dimmed interest in classical architecture, Palladio's opus never ceased to attract attention. This book sets him in his context; discusses the theory of the orders, proportions, space composition, and facade design; and presents this material for practicing architects and students, so that the ideas can be applied in their architectural work today. 200 illustrations, 16 pages of color.
Written by Branko Mitrovic Published by W. W. Norton & Company (May 2004)