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The Palladian Villas

Core Reading (see also the bibliographies for The Empire of the Sea and the Empire of the Land and the Terraferma)

Cornaro, Alvise, Writings on the Sober Life: The Art and Grace of Living Long, trans. Hiroko Fudemoto (Toronto, 2014), especially pp. 48-50, 131-139, 155-158.

Palladio, Andrea, The Four Books on ArchitectureLink opens in a new window, ed. and trans. Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield (Cambridge, Mass., 2002), pp. 129 [Maser], 133 [Emo], 143 [Godi].

Kubelik, Martin, 'Palladio’s Villas in the Tradition of the Veneto FarmLink opens in a new window ', Assemblage 1 (1986), 90-115. JSTOR

Woolf, S.J., ‘Venice and the Terraferma: Problems of the Change from Commercial to Landed Activities’, in Brian Pullan (ed.), Crisis and Change in the Venetian Economy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (London, 1968), pp.175-203.


Villa Emo websiteLink opens in a new window

Villa Godi websiteLink opens in a new window

Palladio and the VenetoLink opens in a new window. Descriptions and images of all Palladio's buildings.

Andrea Palladio, Villa Emo, c. 1555 to 1565