Palladian Style by Steven Parissien (Phaidon 1994/2000) explores the style in the design of early 18th-century English Palladian villas.
England emerged from the wars of the early eighteenth century as a world power, her colonies and dominions vastly extended. During this period, a reaction to the excesses of the Baroque led to the adoption of a new style of architecture and interior decoration. Inspired by the proportional classicism of the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio, designers such as Lord Burlington, Colen Campbell and William Kent created a new architectural style: Palladianism. The style was to revolutionize town and country house design throughout Britain and North America during the eighteenth century.
This book explores the emergence of the style in the design of English Palladian villas, such as Marble Hill and Stourhead, and traces its influence on the average home, through the pattern books written by James Gibbs, Robert Morris and their prolific successors Batty Langley and the Halfpenny brothers. Focusing on the typical Palladian house between 1715 and 1755, the author looks at how Palladian interiors were both decorated and used. He explores the origins, forms and development of the style through an examination of the building materials, fixtures and fittings and colours and coverings of the period, presenting a fascinating and comprehensive picture of the architecture, furnishing and decor of the era.
– Steven Parissien, Palladian Style (Phaidon, 1994/2000), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, art images, and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The dust jacket is a bit toned and shows some traces of edge wear, shelf wear and use.