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Item Number: 104525
Title: ANDREA PALLADIO a/e Palladio
Author: Puppi, Lionello ; Giandomenico Romanelli ; Andrea Bellieni (eds)
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Description: Venezia: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, 2009. 26 x 20cm., pbk., 79pp. illus., several in color. Italian-English text. Exhibition held at Museo Correr, Venezia. Publisher's summary: The exhibition is part of the initiatives promoted and financed by the Veneto Regional Authorities, coordinated by the Regional Committee for the celebrations marking the five hundredth anniversary of Palladio’s birth. Organized in collaboration with the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, it goes back over Palladio’s steps in Venice and his not always univocal relations with the Venetian world, its government, intellectuals, clergymen, religious orders, charitable and devotional organisations and publishers. It includes over 300 works – printed publications, manuscripts, documents and drawings – that are testimony of Palladio’s Venetian surroundings and his work in the city (on the one hand his theoretical work, on the other, his designs, carried out, disappeared). Particular importance is given to Palladio’s intervention on the redefinition of the symbolic and unique urban fabric of Venice, Saint Mark’s Basin, with the façades of San Giorgio Maggiore and the votive Church of the Redentore and the Zitelle complex on the island of the Giudecca, creating an effect that was of extraordinary renovative strength. Thanks to the collaboration with the Venice IUAV – Workshop System, one section of the exhibition includes new photogrammetric reliefs that, for the first time, allow a comparison between Palladio's numerous façades, thus creating an extensive collection of technical, historical and scientific data that allow the comparison and visualisation of information that had not previously been available; it also documents how the way in which Palladio's work was seen and portrayed has changed over the years.

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