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Friday, April 29, 2011

Palladian Architecture in England

Palladian architecture is an architectural style derived from the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580). Palladio's work draws on the symmetry and perspective to be found in formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Palladianism became popular in Britain during the mid-17th century, and it returned to fashion in the early 18th century.

One famous example of Palladian architecture to be found in England is of Stourhead House (see below).

Stourhead

Another fine example is The Radcliffe Camera in Oxford (see below).

Radcliffe Camera

The city of Bath features many fine examples of Palladian architecture including this bridge at Prior Park Lanscape Garden (see below).

Prior Park

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