5 nov c - Architecture: Movements and Materials Andrea...

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Unformatted text preview: Architecture: Movements and Materials Andrea Palladio Villa Rotonda (Villa Capra) begun c . 15651566 Vicenza Richard Boyle (Lord Burlington) Chiswick House begun 1725 London Palladianism signaled Britons rejection of the excesses of the Rococo Holkham Hall ground plan (1734) Norfolk (a) chapel wing (b) drawing-rooms (c) saloon (d) library wing (e) state bedroom (f) courts (g) gallery (h) kitchen wing (i) hall (j) dining-room (k) guest wing Chiswick House ground plan The country house allowed Englishmen, independent of any influence from the Hanoverian Court, to connect themselves to the architectural traditions of Imperial Rome and Renaissance Italy As the earliest large-scale example of the Gothic Revival in England, Horace Walpoles country house in Twickenham proclaimed a personal taste that would later sweep the entire country. When trying to settle upon a national architecture, the English entire country....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course ARTS 150 taught by Professor Caffey during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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