Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Exploratory Drawings of Andrea Palladio

One last visit to the National Building Museum to see these incredible, ancient drawings made for an architect at study, seemingly searching for the code to the classical architecture of the Greeks and Romans. His measurements and notes, sometimes tentative and exploratory lines, variety of drawing types on a page are evocative. At the National Building Museum exhibit, material listed for these drawings listed not only the drawing surface, all of the inks, but also the tools (compass, etc.) To walk your eye through these spaces, rooms...

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