Andrea PALLADIO - La ROTONDA
Join my PAGE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiCAPUA.Channel Join my GROUP too: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/DiCapua.Channel/ Andrea PALLADIO - La ROTONDA (Villa Almerico Capra) - (Sec. XVI) - Vicenza, Italy http://www.villalarotonda.it Universal icon of the Palladian's Villas, the "Rotonda" is actually regarded by its owner as a town House or, more properly, a suburban House. Infact Paolo Almerico sells his palace in the city to move to outside the walls and the same Palladio, in the Four Books, publishes the "Rotonda" among the Palaces and not between the Villas. Moreover, it's isolated on top of a small hill and originally there were no outhouses. The canonico Paolo Almerico, for which Palladio designed the Villa in 1566, was a man of shifting fortunes, returned to Vicenza after a brilliant career at the papal court. The House is habitable in 1569, but still incomplete, and in 1591, two years after the death of Almerico, is transferred to the brothers Odorico and Mario Capra who carried it through to completion. Succeeded after 1580 Palladio, Scamozzi substantially completed the project with very limited deviations. Certainly not a Farm-House, the "Rotonda" is rather a Temple-House, an abstraction, a reflection of a higher order and C. Its corners oriented to the four cardinal points, wishes to be read primarily as a volume, cube and sphere, almost recalled the basic Platonic universe.The fact is that the "Rotonda" is unique in the architecture of all times as if, building a villa perfectly corresponding to itself, Palladio had wished to construct an ideal model of architecture. Coordinates 45°31'55.28"N - 11°33'34.26"E . YouTube Audio Library Audionautix - Tempting Fate . Filmed with Canon EOS 7D http://www.canon.it/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_7D __________________________________________________ by Franco Di Capua archiect .