Palladian

Palladian
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.

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  • Palladian — Pal*la di*an (p[a^]l*l[=a] d[i^]*an), prop. a. (Arch.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century; as, a Palladian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palladian — Pal*la di*an (p[a^]l*l[=a] d[i^]*an), prop. a. [From Pallas, Athena.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Greek goddess Athena, also called Pallas. [PJC] 2. Pertaining to wisdom or knowledge; Athena being the goddess of wisdom. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palladian — Pal*la di*an (p[a^]l*l[=a] d[i^]*an), prop. n. (Arch.) A follower of the architectural style of Andrea Palladio. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palladian — index omniscient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Palladian — (adj.) 1731, in the style of Roman architect Andrea Palladio (1518 1580) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Palladian — Palladian1 [pə lā′dē ən] adj. [< L Palladius (after PALLAS) + AN] 1. of Pallas Athena: see PALLAS 2. [occas.p ] of wisdom or learning Palladian2 [pə lā′dē ən] adj. of or in the classical Roman style of Andrea Palladio …   English World dictionary

  • Palladian —    In the classical architectural style of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (Andrea di Pietro della Gondola) (Italian, 1508 1580). Largely an English development of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Palladian architecture is… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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

  • Palladian Villas of the Veneto — The City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto is a World Heritage Site protecting a cluster of works by the architect Andrea Palladio. UNESCO inscribed the site on the World Heritage List in 1994. [ [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/712 …   Wikipedia

  • Palladian window — /peuh lay dee euhn, lah / a window in the form of a round headed archway with a narrower compartment on either side, the side compartments usually being capped with entablatures on which the arch of the central compartment rests. Also called… …   Universalium

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