Palladio, the villa and the landscape

Main Author: Smienk, Gerrit.
Other Authors: Niemeijer, Johannes, 1949-, Venema, Hans., Dongen, Frits van, 1946-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Basel : Birkhäuser, [2011]
Physical Description: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color), plans (some color) ; 30 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • Overview. Palladio, theory and practice ; Exploring the villas from the air ; Traces ; Indicators and predecessors ; Interpretations and research questions
  • The re-creation of the Venetian trivium. State intervention ; Drainage and reclamation ; Low land and high water ; High land and low water ; The re-creation of the Venetian terraferma
  • Ten selected villas. Villa Godi: recomposing the landscape ; Villa Saraceno: breathing in the landscape ; Villa Pisani, Bagnolo: the jump across the river ; Villa Poiana: broad composition ; Villa Badoer: separation and embrace ; Villa Foscari: 'In splendid isolation' ; Villa Cornaro: long sightlines ; Villa Barbaro: water machines at the foot of the mountains ; Villa Emo: a focal point in an agricultural landscape ; Villa Rotonda: all-round symmetry and different on all sides
  • The agricultural villa as model farm. The laws of architecture ; A paradoxical problem ; The residence ; The coperto, or farm buildings ; The farmyard ; Variations on the model ; The essence of the model ; Plan development in three directions ; Spatial synthesis
  • The villa in a production landscape. Framing ; The agricultural domain and the parcellation ; Buildings and artefacts ; Beacons in the landscape ; The secret of Palladian staging.