Palladio: The Architect Who Inspired Our Love of Columns
September 16, 2015
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)