Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 105–112 | Cite as

Palladio’s Villa Emo:The Golden Proportion Hypothesis Defended

  • Rachel Fletcher
Research Articles


At Nexus 2000, Rachel Fletcher argued that Palladio may well have made use of the ‘golden section’, or extreme and mean ratio, in the design of the Villa Emo at Fanzolo. In this issue of Nexus Network Journal, Lionel March argued that the Golden Section is nowhere to be found in the Villa Emo as described in I quattro libri dell’archittetura. In the present paper, Rachel Fletcher defends her original thesis, comparing the Villa Emo as actually built to the project for it that Palladio published in his book.


Rachel Fletcher Andrea Palladio Villa Emo Four Books of Architecture Quattro Libri d’architettura golden section geometrical analysis 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Great BarringtonUSA

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