6 June - 6 Sept 2009. The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508 - 1580) has had a profound effect on world architecture, inspiring generations of European architects and later achieving popularity in North America. While known for his public buildings and churches, it was his country villas that appealed so greatly, particularly in 17th century England when drawings brought back by Inigo Jones triggered a 'Palladian' craze. Palladian architecture draws heavily on the symmetry, perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. CaixaForum presents over 200 large scale models of the Italian master's works as well as original drawings, books, paintings and computer animations.
Tours conducted in Catalan: Mon-Wed 18.00 & Fri 19.00. In Castellano: Mon & Sat 19.00.