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Casa Cogollo Palladio Sezione Bertotti Scamozzi 1776
ANDREA PALLADIO (Italian pronunciation: ; 30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice
Venice
. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture , primarily by Vitruvius
Vitruvius
, is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of architecture . All of his buildings are located in what was the Venetian Republic, but his teachings, summarized in the architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture , gained him wide recognition. The city of Vicenza
Vicenza
and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Palladian Villas of the Veneto
are UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites

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Foscari
The FOSCARI were an ancient Venetian patrician family, which reached its peak in the 14th–15th centuries, culminating in the dogeship of Francesco Foscari (1423–1457). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Sources HISTORYAccording to family tradition, they originated from the area of Mestre , and had settled in Venice
Venice
proper in the late 10th century, and the first members of the family are attested in written sources in the early 11th century. The Foscari
Foscari
were not very important during the subsequent centuries, but in the 13th century, after the Fourth Crusade , they became rulers of the Greek island of Lemnos , along with the Navagero family, until 1276
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Jacopo Sansovino
JACOPO D\'ANTONIO SANSOVINO (2 July 1486 – 27 November 1570) was an Italian sculptor and architect, known best for his works around the Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
in Venice. Andrea Palladio
Andrea Palladio
, in the Preface to his Quattro Libri was of the opinion that Sansovino's Biblioteca Marciana was the best building erected since Antiquity. Giorgio Vasari
Giorgio Vasari
uniquely printed his Vita of Sansovino separately. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Career * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 5.1 Further reading BIOGRAPHYHe was born in Florence
Florence
and apprenticed with Andrea Sansovino whose name he subsequently adopted, changing his name from Jacopo Tatti. In Rome
Rome
he attracted the notice of Bramante and Raphael and made a wax model of the Deposition of Christ for Perugino
Perugino
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Pisani Family
The PISANI FAMILY is a Venetian patrician family, originating from Pisa, which played an important role in the historic, political and economic events of the Venetian Republic during the period between the 12th and the beginning of the 18th century. The principal male line of the family, namely the Pisanis of Santo Stefano, died out at the end of the 19th century. However, at the very beginning of the 20th century, the remaining Pisani children moved to America, where their greatgrandchildren now live
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Palladian Architecture
PALLADIAN ARCHITECTURE is a European style of architecture derived from and inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580). That which is recognised as Palladian architecture today is an evolution of Palladio's original concepts. Palladio's work was strongly based on the symmetry, perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans . From the 17th century Palladio's interpretation of this classical architecture was adapted as the style known as Palladianism. It continued to develop until the end of the 18th century. Palladianism became popular briefly in Britain during the mid-17th century, but its flowering was cut short by the onset of the Civil War and the imposition of austerity which followed. In the early 18th century it returned to fashion, not only in England
England
but also, directly influenced from Britain, in Prussia
Prussia

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Roman Architecture
ANCIENT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE adopted the external language of classical Greek architecture for the purposes of the ancient Romans , but differed from Greek buildings, becoming a new architectural style. The two styles are often considered one body of classical architecture . Roman architecture flourished in the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
and even more so under the Empire , when the great majority of surviving buildings were constructed. It used new materials, particularly concrete, and newer technologies such as the arch and the dome to make buildings that were typically strong and well-engineered. Large numbers remain in some form across the empire, sometimes complete and still in use
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Venice
VENICE (/ˈvɛnɪs/ , VEN-iss ; Italian : Venezia, ( listen ); Venetian : Venesia, ) is a city in northeastern Italy
Italy
and the capital of the Veneto
Veneto
region . It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon , an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice
Venice
are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture , and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
. In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune
Comune
di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice
Venice
(Centro storico)
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Marcantonio Barbaro
MARCANTONIO BARBARO (1518–1595) was an Italian diplomat of the Republic of Venice . CONTENTS * 1 Family * 2 Career and interests * 3 References * 4 Further reading FAMILYHe was born in Venice
Venice
into the aristocratic Barbaro family . His father was Francesco di Daniele Barbaro
Daniele Barbaro
and his mother Elena Pisani, daughter of the banker Alvise Pisani and Cecilia Giustinian. Barbaro married Giustina Giustiniani in 1534 and they had four sons, one of which, Francesco , became Patriarch of Aquileia , and another, Alvise, married a daughter of Jacopo Foscarini. On the death of Francesco Barbaro, Marcantonio and his elder brother Daniele Barbaro
Daniele Barbaro
jointly inherited a country estate at Maser
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Athena
ATHENA (/əˈθiːnə/ ; Attic Greek : Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnā, or Ἀθηναία, Athēnaia; Epic : Ἀθηναίη, Athēnaiē; Doric : Ἀθάνα, Athānā) or ATHENE (/əˈθiːniː/ ; Ionic : Ἀθήνη, Athēnē), often given the epithet PALLAS (/ˈpæləs/ ; Παλλὰς), is the goddess of wisdom, craft, and war in ancient Greek religion and mythology . In later times, Athena
Athena
was syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva
Minerva
. Athena
Athena
was portrayed as having a calm temperament, and moving slowly to anger. She was believed to only fight for just causes and never fight without a purpose
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Cardinal (Catholicism)
A CARDINAL ( Latin
Latin
: Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalis, literally Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church) is a senior ecclesiastical leader, considered a Prince of the Church , and usually (now always for those created when still within the voting age-range) an ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
. The cardinals of the Church are collectively known as the College of Cardinals . The duties of the cardinals include attending the meetings of the College and making themselves available individually or in groups to the Pope
Pope
as requested. Most have additional duties, such as leading a diocese or archdiocese or managing a department of the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
. A cardinal's primary duty is electing the bishop of Rome
Rome
when the see becomes vacant
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Daniele Barbaro
DANIELE MATTEO ALVISE BARBARO (also BARBARUS) (8 February 1514 – 13 April 1570) was an Italian architect , writer on architecture , and translator of, and commentator on, Vitruvius
Vitruvius
. He also had a significant ecclesiastical career, reaching the rank of Cardinal . He was born in Venice
Venice
, the son of Francesco di Daniele Barbaro
Daniele Barbaro
and Elena Pisani, daughter of the banker Alvise Pisani and Cecilia Giustinian. Barbaro studied philosophy, mathematics, and optics at the University of Padua
University of Padua
. He has been credited with the design of the university's botanical garden . Barbaro served the Republic of Venice
Venice
as ambassador to the court of Edward VI in London and as representative at the Council of Trent
Council of Trent

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Classical Architecture
CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE usually denotes architecture which is more or less consciously derived from the principles of Greek and Roman architecture of classical antiquity , or sometimes even more specifically, from the works of Vitruvius
Vitruvius
. Different styles of classical architecture have arguably existed since the Carolingian Renaissance
Renaissance
, and prominently since the Italian Renaissance . Although classical styles of architecture can vary greatly, they can in general all be said to draw on a common "vocabulary" of decorative and constructive elements. In much of the Western world, different classical architectural styles have dominated the history of architecture from the Renaissance
Renaissance
until the second world war, though it continues to inform many architects to this day
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Villa
A VILLA was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house. Since its origins in the Roman villa , the idea and function of a villa have evolved considerably. After the fall of the Roman Republic , villas became small farming compounds, which were increasingly fortified in Late Antiquity
Late Antiquity
, sometimes transferred to the Church for reuse as a monastery . Then they gradually re-evolved through the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
into elegant upper-class country homes. In modern parlance, 'villa' can refer to various types and sizes of residences, ranging from the suburban "semi-detached " double villa to residences in the wildland–urban interface
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Palladian Villas
The PALLADIAN VILLAS OF THE VENETO are villas designed by architect Andrea Palladio
Andrea Palladio
, all of whose buildings were erected in the Veneto , the mainland region of north-eastern Italy then under the political control of the Venetian Republic . Most villas are listed by UNESCO
UNESCO
as part of a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
named City of Vicenza
Vicenza
and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto . The term villa was used to describe a country house. Often rich families in the Veneto also had a house in town called palazzo
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Villa Foscari
VILLA FOSCARI is a patrician villa in Mira , near Venice , northern Italy , designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio . It is also known as La Malcontenta, a nickname which it received when the spouse of one of the Foscaris was locked up in the house because she allegedly didn't live up to her conjugal duty. CONTENTS * 1 Architecture * 2 Interior * 3 Recent history * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ARCHITECTURE Villa Foscari: rear facade Plan, drawn by Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi The villa was commissioned by the brothers Nicolo and Luigi Foscari, members of a patrician Venetian family that produced Francesco Foscari , one of Venice's most noted doges . It was built between 1558 and 1560
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Palazzo Chiericati
The PALAZZO CHIERICATI is a Renaissance
Renaissance
palace in Vicenza
Vicenza
(northern Italy
Italy
), designed by Andrea Palladio
Andrea Palladio
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architectural details * 3 Conservation * 4 External links * 5 Gallery HISTORYPalladio was asked to design and build the palazzo by Count Girolamo Chiericati . The architect started building the palace in 1550, and some further work was completed under the patronage of Chiericati's son, Valerio. However, the palazzo was not fully finished until about 1680, possibly by Carlo Borella . Palladio also designed a country home, the Villa Chiericati , for the family. The palazzo was built in an area called piazza dell'Isola ("island square", currently Piazza Matteotti), which housed the wood and cattle market
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