|About Palladian Architecture
The Italian renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio, may be one of the most influential of all time. His book, "Il Quatro Libri d'architectura", changed the way builders and architects saw classicism and shaped their buildings. The Palladian villas, churches, and commercial buildings of Venice, Vicenza, and the Veneto continue to inspire designers today and the book remains in print and one of the most reliable of any building design manuals.
Palladian Style Mouldings
Palladian moldings are used sparingly. They are simplified versions of their classical counterparts and are less frequently decorated. They include the basic shapes of the fillet, ovolo, cove, cyma, and conge.
|Elevation drawing and design courtesy of The D.H. Ellison Co.|