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).
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.