Venice to Florence

Much of the residential architecture in America draws on the great mansions of England for inspiration. These buildings drew on the work of a single architect: Andrea Palladio. For example, Thomas Jefferson studied Palladio’s work through the many books he purchased when in Paris while was designing Monticello. He also was heavily influenced by a number of British architects such as Burlington, Gibbs and Morris, who were in turn also influenced by Palladio’s work. Most of Palladio’s buildings can be found in Venice or Vicenza, or in the surrounding area. Palladio’s work has been so widely copied that specific architectural details have developed and evolved around his architecture.

Venice to Florence

 



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