HAA 1306 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Giant Order, Basilica Palladiana, Vincenzo Scamozzi

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15 Sep 2015
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26. Mon November 25: PALLADIO CHURCHES AND PUBLIC WORKS
Great families moved back to Venice in the winter
Palladio succeeds Sansovino as main architect
Often incorporated Mannerism into his works
San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, 1566 [238, 239]
In place of old building
Secular building today but still holds
services
Cross-shaped basilica with piazza in front
Façade was not by Palladio
Finished ca. 1620
Holds to Palladio’s intentions
AP innovated that façade type at
church of S. Francesco della Vigna
(1st church façade)
Intersecting pediments
Istrian stone
Campanile
echoes Piazza
San Marco
Can be
seen from Piazza S.M.
Transepts end in mini campanili and apses
Begins building refectory in 1550s
Interior originally colored, not white-washed
Barrel-vaulted with 2 aisles
Dome ~ half way down nave, supported by
pendentives
S. Francesco della Vigna
façade
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