noun see Palladian

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  • Palladianism — n [U] a style of architecture based on the work of Andrea Palladio, a 16th–century Italian architect who was influenced by the buildings of ancient Greece and Rome. Buildings in the Palladian style often have a pediment (= a large triangle above… …   Universalium

  • palladianism — ädēəˌnizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: palladian (II) + ism : the Palladian school or style of architecture * * * Pallāˈdianism noun • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Palladianism — Palladian ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in the neoclassical style of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508 80), especially with reference to English architecture of the 18th century. DERIVATIVES Palladianism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • palladianism — pal·la·di·an·ism …   English syllables

  • Palladianism — /pəˈleɪdiənɪzəm/ (say puh laydeeuhnizuhm) noun architecture in the Palladian style …   Australian English dictionary

  • Palladian architecture — A villa with a superimposed portico, from Book IV of Palladio s I Quattro Libri dell Architettura, in …   Wikipedia

  • Western architecture — Introduction       history of Western architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean cultures to the present.       The history of Western architecture is marked by a series of new solutions to structural problems. During the period from the… …   Universalium

  • Adam, Robert — born July 3, 1728, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scot. died March 3, 1792, London, Eng. Scottish architect and designer. Son of the architect William Adam, he apprenticed in his father s offices. He traveled in Europe in 1754–58, studying architectural theory …   Universalium

  • West Wycombe Park — is a country house near the village of West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England built between 1740 and 1800. It was conceived as a pleasure palace for the 18th century libertine and Sir Francis Dashwood. The house is a long rectangle with four… …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Lovett Pearce — Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1699 ndash; 1733) was an Irish architect, and the chief exponent of palladianism in Ireland. A cousin of Sir John Vanbrugh, under whom he is thought to have studied, his principal works include the Irish Houses of… …   Wikipedia

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