Palladio Exhibit


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    The Architect as Archivist and Architectural Historian: Laurence Hall Fowler (1876-1971) & the First Maryland Hall of Records
    (Homewood House Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, 2009) Papenfuse, Edward C.
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    Palladio's Publics: and the sociabilité of architecture
    (Homewood House Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, 2009) Cooper, Tracy E.
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    Ancient Battles
    (Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, 2008) Beltramini, Guido
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    Harmony to the Eyes: Charting Palladio's Architecture from Rome to Baltimore, March 14-June 17, 2008
    (Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, 2008) Proffitt, Judith; Culpepper, Danielle
    Andrea Palladio is widely considered the most influential architect in Western history. Born in 1508 in Padua, Italy, Palladio worked in an age that witnessed a revived interest in antiquity. Stimulated by the discovery of the ancient Roman architectural treatise De architectura (The Ten Books of Architecture) by Pollio Vitruvius, Palladio and fellow Renaissance architectural theorists studied the classical ruins and wrote architectural treatises of their own. Palladioâ s I Quattro Libri dellâ Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture) is the preeminent among these treatises. During his lifetime, Palladio gained great fame both for his impressive building designs and for his numerous publications. His ideas and style spread throughout the Italian Renaissance, and extended to England and ultimately to America. In Baltimore, Palladioâ s influence can be seen in the design of the Baltimore Basilica, Americaâ s first Cathedral, and in the residences of Mount Clare and Homewood. This exhibition traces Palladioâ s architectural development and illustrates his lasting legacy on building design, particularly in Baltimore. The books on display come primarily from the Fowler Architectural Collection in the John Work Garrett Library at Johns Hopkinsâ Evergreen Museum.
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    Palladio's Influence in America
    (Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, 2008) Loth, Calder
    2008 marks the 500th anniversary of Palladio's birth. We might ask why Americans should consider this to be a cause for celebration. Why should we be concerned about an Italian architect who lived so long ago and far away? As we shall see, however, this architect, whom the average American has never heard of, has had a profound impact on the architectural image of our country, even the city of Baltimore. But before we investigate his influence we should briefly explain what Palladio's career involved.
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    Palladio's Rome
    (Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University, 2008) Hicks, Peter; Hart, Vaughan
    Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) published in 1554 two enormously popular guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome. This paper will examine the significance of these two works to Palladio' s understanding of ancient architecture, and to the meaning of his own work as an architect. The origins of the Rome guidebook tradition will be outlined, and Palladio' s attempt to modernise the standard medieval guides in the light of the contemporary pilgrim's requirement for a more logical itinerary to the "eternal city." The paper will attempt to show that Palladio' s neglected guides are nothing less than central to our full appreciation of one of the most celebrated architects of all time.