Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view original drawings by one of the most influential architects of the last 500 years
Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) was one of the most influential architects in the Western world. Fascinated by Roman ruins and the work of the ancient Roman architect/engineer/theorist Vitruvius, Palladio designed public and private buildings that incorporate classical design elements while exploiting Renaissance advances in engineering and construction. Palladio’s architectural theory, widely disseminated through his Four Books on Architecture (1570), reached the United States by the 18th century and influenced Thomas Jefferson and the design of monumental buildings in Washington, DC. Through rarely seen drawings and books from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, modern bas-relief models, and specially commissioned models of buildings that Palladio studied, designed, or influenced, Palladio and His Legacy documents this transatlantic migration of architectural thinking.
Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey is a traveling exhibition organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust, London, in association with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza.
Curators: Charles Hind and Irena Murray, RIBA British Architectural Library; Guido Beltramini, CISA Palladio; Calder Loth, Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Plaster models by Timothy Richards.
The exhibition is organized for Carnegie Museum of Art by Tracy Myers, curator of architecture. Support for the presentation at Carnegie Museum of Art was provided by the Drue Heinz Trust, which also provides generous support for the operations and other programs of the Heinz Architectural Center.