Palladianism is demonstrably something beautiful and practical, as one of the greatest schools in the history of architecture. The recent quincentenary of Andrea Palladio's birth makes an appraisal of the current state of the classical movement especially apropos. This work, with its widely international scope, examines tradition on all levels, from urbanism to civic buildings and houses. The book itself is of the highest quality featuring beautiful images, critical texts by important architects and theorists, and will make a handsome addition to the library of all lovers of architecture.
Written by Alireza Sagharchi RIBA, FRSA is an internationally renowned architect and is the Principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture + Urban Design based in London. Lucien Steil taught as a visiting professor at many institutions around the world. Published by ArtMedia (July 16, 2010)