Andrea Palladio takes over...

Palladio started as a stonecutter, later in life he was trained by Giangiorgio Trissino and in Rome he was under the patronage of the Barbaro family. As an older man and a young architect Palladio had the advantage of being exposed to many influences, after he won the competition in Vincenza for the remodelling of the basilica he became the go to architect. While he was working mostly in Vincenza, neighboring Venetians heard of his great talent and soon they began commissioning Palladio for their own city. Influenced by classical antiquity, Bramante, and Michelangelo, Palladio incorporated his innovative trademarks such as: temple fronts on domestic buildings, consolidating buildings for agricultural villas, interlocking orders on churches, and above all classical proportion and harmony. In 1570 his treatise, I Quattro Libri (four books), highlighting his rules of architecture was printed.

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