Palladio: The Architect Who Inspired Our Love of Columns

Image: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London 1896. Courtesy of BBC News, Riba

By Paul Kerley
BBC News Magazine, Sep 10, 2015

Andrea Palladio – an Italian who lived 500 years ago – is the only architect whose style is recognised with a suffix in English. As a new exhibition opens in London, we explore the enduring popularity of “Palladianism”.

A world without Andrea Palladio’s legacy would be a “very depressing one”, says Charles Hind, chief curator of collections at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Read more…

(Image: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London 1896. Courtesy of BBC News, Riba)

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