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Andrea Palladio Graphic Designer

  • Alberto SdegnoEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1140)

Abstract

The essay deals with the analysis of the treatise I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura by Andrea Palladio with reference to the editorial composition of the pages, to the relationship between text and images, also considering the ways in which the different books of the volume are composed. What emerges is a clever use of the layout as an extraordinary way to communicate which, together with the novelty of some contents, configures the work as one of the most important architectural treatises that has ever been produced. In particular, we reflected above all on the position of the various drawings on the page, on the alternation of the plan/elevation according to the position in which they are located, on the importance of the frame as a figurative organization tool for the layout. Furthermore, some hypotheses of compositional references are proposed in the placement of text and types of drawings (plans, elevations and sections) in the layout that could be traced back to some solutions proposed by Sebastiano Serlio for his unpublished Sesto Libro dell’Architettura.

Keywords

Andrea Palladio I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura Treatises Graphic design Drawing 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This paper was a development of a preceding research presented in occasion of the International Conference Letteratura architettonica (secoli XV-XVIII) Illustrazioni, Lingua, Traduzioni, Edizione Critica held at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa on 25-27/6/2009 and published in the proceedings (Sdegno 2010). Some results were discussed during those days. I would like to thank Howard Burns and Francesco Paolo Di Teodoro for the useful suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture (DPIA)University of UdineUdineItaly

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