Monday, 12 February 2007

Palladio and the city: two scenae in Vicenza

Palladio's urban architecture in Vicenza made great use of the theatrical impact of a facade to create urban scenes, as illustrated in the wrapping of the basilica in two storeys of arcading, and the creation of a scenae frons in the Teatro Olimpico, completed by Scamozzi, with its false perspective diminishing streets.

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