PALLADIO
A Brief Bibliography

Palladio studies have undergone an enormous Renaissance of their own in the last thirty years, due mainly to the scholarly work of James Ackermann in the US and Howard Burns in the UK and Europe. The "Centro di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio" in Vicenza has become a center not only for scholarly work on Palladio but on other architects of the Italian Renaissance. The following list gives a basic idea of the classics and the newer work on Palladio.



Guido Beltramini and Howard Burns, eds. Andrea Palladio e la villa veneta da Petrarca a Carlo Scarpa. Venice, Marsilio, 2005.

Martin Kubelik, Christian Goedicke, Klaus Slusallek. La Rotonda di Andrea Palladio : un mito oggetto di indagini obiettive. Milan, Edizioni Unicopli, 2003.

Miguel Angel Anibarro. "Andrea Palladio y el jardin de la villa veneta." In: Goya. 2003: 324-338.

Barbara Morimando. "I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio." In: Studi storici Luigi Simeoni, no. 52, 2002: 61-84.

Witold Rybczynski. The perfect house: a journey with the Renaissance master Andrea Palladio. New York City, Scribner, 2002.

Howard Burns. "'Da naturale inclinatione guidato': il primo decennio di attivita' di Palladio architetto." Storia dell'architettura italiana. [3]. Il primo Cinquecento: 372-413.

Federica Tommasi. "Il progetto di Andrea Palladio per villa Sarego di Santa Sofia di Pedemonte : problemi interpretativi." In: Annuario storico della Valpolicella 2000/2001 (2001): 125-146.

Douglas Lewis. The drawings of Andrea Palladio. Rev. and exp. ed. New Orleans, Martin & St. Martin, 2000.

Bruce Boucher. Andrea Palladio: the architect in his time. Revised and updated. New York, 1998.

Margaret Muther D'Evelyn. "Word and image in architectural treatistes of the Italian Renaissance." PhD dissertation, Princeton University, 1994.

Linda Pellecchia. "Architects read Vitruvius: Renaissance interpretations of the atrium of the ancient house." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. vol. 51 (Dec. 1992): 377-416.

Robert Tavernor. Palladio and Palladianism. London, 1991.

Paul Holberton. Palladio's villas: life in the Renaissance countryside. London, 1990.

Branko Mitrovic. "Palladio's theory of proportions and the second book of the Quattro libri dell'architettura." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 49 (Sept. 1990): 279-92.

Caroline Constant. The Palladio Guide.

Deborah Howard. "Harmonic proportion and Palladio's Quattro Libri." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. vol. XLI, no. 2 (May, 1982): 116-143.

Douglas Lewis. The Drawings of Andrea Palladio. Washington, D.C., 1981.

Deborah Howard. "Four centuries of literature on Palladio." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. vol. XXXIX, no. 3 (Oct. 1980): 224-241.

Deborah Howard. The architectural history of Venice. London, 1980.

Lionello Puppi, ed. Architettura e utopia nella Venezia del Cinquecento. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice. Milan, 1980.

Lionello Puppi, ed. Alvise Cornaro e il suo tempo Catalogue of an exhibition at the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua. Padua, 1980.

Vittorio Sgarbi. Palladio e la maniera: i pittori vicentini del Cinquecento e i collaboratori del Palladio, 1530-1630. Catalogue. Milan, 1980.

Donata Battilotti. Vicenza al tempo di Andrea Palladio. Vicenza, 1980.

James S. Ackerman. Palladio. 2nd ed., New York, 1977.

Howard Burns. Andrea Palladio, 1508-1580: the portico and the farmyard. Catalogue of the Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition. London, 1975.

The Corpus Palladianum This began in 1968 with the aim of publishing studies on each of Palladio's buildings. Published first in Italian, and then in English by the Pennsylvania State University Press, the series was suspended with vol. 8. The first eight volumes are on: 1) The Villa Rotonda; 2) The Basilica; 3) The Chiesa del Redentore; 4) The Loggia del Capitaniato; 5) The Villa Emo at Fanzolo; 6) The Convento della Carita; 7) The Villa Badoer at Fratta Polesine; and 8) The Palazzo da Porto Festa in Vicenza.

A. Venturi. Storia dell'arte italiana. vol. XI: pt. III Architettura del Cinquecento, Milan, 1940; reprint Nendeln, 1967: 320-517. Followers of Palladio are also discussed, including: Giovanni Domenico and Vincenzo Scamozzi: 518-546; and Francesco Zamberlan, 587-588.

Andrea Palladio. I Quattro libri dell'architettura. Venice, 1570.

Andrea Palladio. Palladio's Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio's Two Guidebooks to Rome. Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks, trans. and eds. New Haven, 2006.



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