Art/Architecture - Andrea Palladio

The design principles of 16th Century Italian architect Andrea Palladio are the focus of an episode in the "Art/Architecture" School of Life playlist. The narrator points out how Palladio's belief that the purpose of architecture was to encourage the psychological virtues of calm, harmony and dignity can be found in his creations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign groups different Palladio buildings and have have develop a presentation in which they analyze how his principles of design are reflected in the structure
Classroom Considerations
  • Best suited to an art/art history course
  • Includes both interior and exterior images of several of Palladio's buildings
  • None