Completed in 1592, la Villa Capra “La Rotonda” was designed by Andrea Palladio in 1567. Commissioned by Paolo Almerico, he asked the architect to create a place for his recreation,…Continue reading
Andrea Palladio (30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily Vitruvius, is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of architecture. While he designed churches and palaces, he was best known for country houses and villas. His teachings, summarized in the architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture, gained him wide recognition.