Year of Palladio

Civic Architecture : Villa

Villa Trissino

Giangiorgio Trissino was Palladio’s patron and the first person to gave him a formal architectural education. Trissino himself was in charge of this project, the renovations of his family’s longstanding villa, but Palladio was involved in the construction and it is said that it is this project that caused Trissino to realize the young Andrea’s talent and potential as an architect. (Beltramini, p. 13) The design, however never got further than the completion of a partial wing, but is “truly Roman in magnificance.” (Reed, p.42) The villa unquestionably influenced Thomas Jefferson’s design of the quadrangle and Rotunda of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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