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Andrea Palladio - History

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Architect, born in Vicenza, NE Italy. He founded modern Italian architecture, as distinguished from the earlier Italian Renaissance. The Palladian style, modelled on the ancient Roman, can be seen in many places and villas in the Vicenza region, notably the Villa Rotonda (1550–1). I quattro libri dell' architettura (1570, The Four Books of Architecture) greatly influenced his successors.

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