Category Archives: Andrea Palladio

Andromaca at Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico

I looked forward with great excitement to the recent production of Euripide’s Andromaca at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. Not necessarily for the performance itself, which is a bit of a grim story especially for a non-Italian-speaking visitor, but for … Continue reading

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Blueprint for Vicenza

The August issue of ‘Blueprint’ magazine features 50 of the Best UK Design Graduates, two of them, Sophie Corkhill and Matthew Duggan, being from the ‘Continuity in Architecture: The City, the Building, the Room’ group. The projects were intended to … Continue reading

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An Architectural Gesture?

If the commentators on this early photograph (1850s) of the Roman architect Luigi Canina (1795-1856) ascribe his discreet ‘horn’ gesture to superstition regarding the Evil Eye, what might be the meaning of Andrea Palladio’s right hand in his portrait by … Continue reading

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Terry on Palladio

…at GABION includes a great picture of an architect’s drawing materials (including portable heater).

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Back to school

Basilica Palladiana: Geometry studies by Sophie Corkhill, BArch student Manchester School of Architecture.

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Five Hundred Years of Andrea Palladio

Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, born 30 November 1508. The Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza. The red plan is Palladio’s design as depicted in his Quattro Libri. The black plan is the structure as built, incorporating elements of the previous buildings … Continue reading

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The ‘high game’ of Palladio

The recent lecture by Peter Eisenman in Liverpool affirmed the current interests of one group of CiA students in the work of Andrea Palladio. Eisenman declared his faith in the value of drawing as a demonstration of thought, in contrast … Continue reading

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Palladio 500 Anni: La Grande Mostra

The exhibition (LINK) celebrating the quincentenary of the birth of Andrea Palladio currently at the Palazzo Barabaran da Porto in Vicenza (until January 6 2009 and then transferring to the Royal Academy of Arts in London) is a stunning collection … Continue reading

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Name Dropping

In what can only be described as an architectural celebrity bumper period for the northwest, we have been honoured by a number of distinguished guests. Peter Eisenman delivered the RIBA Annual Discourse 2008 at the John Moores University. His lecture … Continue reading

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Restauro della Basilica Palladiana

Palladio‚Äôs Basilica in Vicenza is undergoing an intensive period of restoration. The stonework is being cleaned and repaired and the famous curving roof is being replaced. On a recent CiA visit it was possible to witness the individual sections being … Continue reading

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CiA Studio 2008-2009

And so the hustings are once again upon us at the Manchester School of Architecture. This year Continuity in Architecture will be offering two BArch studio units. The first is a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

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Distance & Detail: Basilica Palladiana

The building exerts its presence at the urban scale – in the view from Monte Berico, at the local scale – in its relationship with its attendant piazza, and in the geometrical precision of its detail. For more images see: … Continue reading

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