Core Reading (see also the bibliography for 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 Architecture, ed. and trans. Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield (Cambridge, Mass., 2002), pp. 133, 143.
Kubelik, Martin, 'Palladio’s Villas in the Tradition of the Veneto Farm ', 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.
Palladio and the Veneto. Descriptions and images of all Palladio's buildings.