Archive for the ‘vicenza’ Category

vicenza, 1996 – 6

30/03/2009
an incredible urban presence

an incredible urban presence

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vicenza, 1996 – 5

30/03/2009
down to the other side

down to the other side

vicenza, 1996 – 4

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vicenza, 1996 – 3

30/03/2009
the "loggia del capitaniato" from the basilica

the "loggia del capitaniato" from the basilica

this building shows Palladio’s architectural sense of humor in the his late career compared with the strictnessof the basilica. The use of the gigantic order is a quotation from michelangelo’s senatorial buildings in rome. with only three arches the building is has a funny dignity.

vicenza, 1996 – 2

30/03/2009
inside the palladian basilica

inside the palladian basilica

vicenza, 1996 -1

30/03/2009
In Vicenza, there is a transparency that I relate to Palladio’s work. The basilica is a perfect example of neo-Platonist architecture. Drawing it around is like drawing perfect ideas. In little things it adjusts to reality with adaptations of geometry to real dimensions that never compromise the crystalline mental design.

vicenza, 1996
around the palladian basilica, 1996