Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Palladio, Andrea
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A. Life and work

The Italian architect and architectural theorist Andrea P. was born Andrea di Piero della Gondola on November 30, 1508 at Padua, and died at Vicenza on August 19, 1580. He chose the name Palladio, probably in allusion to Pallas Athene, the Greek goddess of practical wisdom, on the initiative of his patron, the poet and Humanist Gian Giorgio Trissino. After training as a stonemason in Padua, he lived from 1524 in Vicenza, where he was a member of the stonemasons' guild and where Trissino began supporting him from 1536, enabling him to travel to Rome several times for studie…

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Gáldy, Andrea M. (München), “Palladio, Andrea”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004930>
First published online: 2015



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