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The Center for Palladian Studies in America, Inc. (CPSA) is a national non-profit membership corporation founded in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1979 to research and promote understanding of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and his influence in the United States. [1]

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) is often referred to as the most influential architect in history. He designed country villas, urban palaces, churches and bridges in the Veneto region of Italy in the late Renaissance period. Palladio's greatest impact arose from publication (Venice, 1570) of his treatise entitled I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura [The Four Books on Architecture].

The Center for Palladian Studies in America, Inc., organizes symposia, lectures and study tours on Palladian subjects, publishes books, sponsors and co-sponsors exhibitions, and makes study grants to scholars and others. Palladiana: Journal of the Center for Palladian Studies in America, Inc., is published semi-annually. The Center's books include the 3-volume Building by the Book series edited by Mario di Valmarana and Palladio and America: Selected Papers Presented to the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura (1997), [2] edited by Christopher Weeks. Grants have supported publication of Douglas Lewis’ The Drawings of Andrea Palladio (2nd ed., 2000) [3] and Bryan Clark Green’s In Jefferson’s Shadow: The Architecture of Thomas R. Blackburn (2006). [4] Other grants supported creation of the Mario di Valmarana Professorship in the University of Virginia School of Architecture [5] and a National Register Report on Battersea, the important 1768 Palladian-style house in Petersburg, Virginia. [6]

References[edit]

  1. Palladiana: Journal of the Center for Palladian Studies in America, Inc. vol. 3, no. 2 (Spring 2009), p. 8.
  2. Martin-St. Martin Publishing, ISBN 0-932958-18-4.
  3. Martin-St. Martin Publishing, ISBN 0932958-21-4.
  4. Princeton Architectural Press, ISBN 1-568984-79-0.
  5. University of Virginia Board of Visitors, meeting agenda, 19 January 2001.
  6. Preservation: Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (July/August 2009).

External Links[edit]

The Center for Palladian Studies in America, Inc.