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Palladian

1
denoting, relating to, or having the neoclassical style of architecture created by Palladio
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Palladian

2
1. of or relating to the goddess Pallas Athena
2. Literary wise or learned
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Palladian

(1508–1586)
A style named after Andrea Palladio, an Italian Renaissance architect, whose Four Books of Architecture set out the classic orders in detail, establishing the proportions between the various components in each one. Palladio studied the Roman architect Vitruvius and the laws of harmonic proportions. His villas were an inspiration for many of the later country houses, especially in England.
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As for Palladio's followers, some merely copy Palladian precedents; others insist that Palladio's books and buildings presented a system of composition and proportion which remains universally applicable though, certainly when it comes to this exhibition, it is difficult to grasp exactly what that system is.
The NT is trying to assess and catalogue the items salvaged from what had been one of the country's most complete examples of a Palladian mansion with a "superb collection" of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles.
Spanish-born, Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola discusses the recently completed Jewelry Museum she created inside the historic Palladian Basilica in Vincenza, Italy:
The second floor is home to the grand master suite, boasting stunning cathedral ceilings, beautiful Palladian windows, two spacious walk-in closets, and a luxurious, spa-style master bath large enough for bathing, primping, and relaxing.
With its grand Palladian front and magnificent parkland surrounds, it couldn't look more out of place among the post-war council houses that shelter in its shadow.
London, July 31 ( ANI ): Chinese developers are building 39 Palladian mansions in a suburb of Beijing, costing a minimum of 10 million pounds to the government, which is being touted as the country's most expensive housing estate.
Or consider Palladian Partners, a communications firm in Silver Spring that has received $98 million in government contracts during the last 12 years.
It is the third year in a row that the estate on the banks of the River Wansbeck, with its Palladian mansion, walled garden and extensive landscaped grounds and woods, has seen a rise in visitor numbers.
The Palladian Quilt came to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in 1998, after its discovery that year at the Mendocino (California) Presbyterian Church's annual youth group rummage sale.
US Altarum Institute, a not-for-profit organisation that offers systems integration and other technology services, said in a statement today it has completed the takeover of local health communications and services firm Palladian Partners for an undisclosed price.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk MARBLE HILL TOURS Every Sunday in October Marble Hill, East Twickenham ENJOY a guided tour around this 18th century Palladian Villa and hear about the exploits of Henrietta Howard.