The Four Books on Architecture | The MIT PressThe Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio was one of the most influential figures that the field of architecture has ever produced. For classical architects, the term Palladian stands for a vocabulary of architectural forms embodying perfection and beauty. Of even greater significance than Palladio's buildings is his treatise I quattro libri dell'architettura The Four Books On Architecture , the most successful architectural treatise of the Renaissance and one of the two or three most important books in the literature of architecture. First published in Italian in , it has been translated into every major Western language. This is the first English translation of Palladio in over years, making it the only translation available in modern English. Until now, English-language readers have had to rely mostly on a facsimile of Isaac Ware's translation and the eighteenth-century engravings prepared for that text.
Andrea Palladio, Isaac Ware (1738) The four books of Architecture.pdf
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I quattro libri dell'architettura The Four Books of Architecture is a treatise on architecture by the architect Andrea Palladio — , written in Italian. It was first published in four volumes in in Venice , illustrated with woodcuts after the author's own drawings. It has been reprinted and translated many times, often in single-volume format. The first complete English language edition was published in London by the Italian-born architect Giacomo Leoni in The first book discusses building materials and techniques. It documents five classical orders Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, composite in all their parts bases, columns, architraves, arches, capitals, trabeations , as well as discussing other building elements vaulted ceilings, floors, doors and windows, fireplaces, roofs and stairs.
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Containing the F rv I! BOO K In which the Defigns of feveral Houfes ordered by him both within and out of the City are comprifed, and the De! Defcribing and figuring the ancient Temples that are in Ron1e, and fome others that are in Italy and out of Italy. L thofe who have been jince their time, I pntpojed to? I applied 11ryfelf the more willing , to this undertaking, as I Jee great num- bers of perfons at this time apPb1ing the,njelves to the Jludy of this profa. I therefore hope, that the manner of building may with um:ve,fal utility be reduced, and Joon brought to that pitch of perfeElion, which in all the arts is greatly dejired, and to qvhich it Jeems that this part of Italy is very near!