Palladian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Palladian referring to or relating to or having the style of architecture created by Andrea Palladio "the much imitated arch and column compositions known as the Palladian motif"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. a Palladian (Arch) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio , an Italian architect of the 16th century; as, a Palladian window.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Palladian Of or pertaining to the goddess Pallas or her attributes; pertaining to wisdom, knowledge, or study.
    • Palladian Of or pertaining to or introduced by Andrea Palladio (1518-80), an Italian architect of the Renaissance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Palladian pa-lā′di-an in the style of architecture introduced by Andrea Palladio (1518-80), modelled on Vitruvius, its faults a superfluity of pilasters and columns, broken entablatures, and inappropriate ornament
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Usage

In literature:

It was Palladian, and like most architecture erected since the Gothic age was a compilation rather than a design.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
The outside of the building, with its fine Palladian front looking on the canal, was wisely left unaltered.
"The Haunted Hotel" by Wilkie Collins
Do you call the style Palladian, Mr.
"Wessex Tales" by Thomas Hardy
The Palladian church was always there, but the piazza took care of itself.
"The Golden Bowl" by Henry James
HAINAULT HOUSE had been raised by a British peer in the days when nobles were fond of building Palladian palaces.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
A palladian villa rose from the bosom of a gentle elevation, crowned with these picturesque trees.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
The town was also indebted to him for their hall, a Palladian palace.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
It will be seen therefore that the knowledge of Palladian Masonry was first brought to light under circumstances of a debatable kind.
"Devil-Worship in France" by Arthur Edward Waite
Nothing rouses such ideas of state and dignity as the Palladian Circus.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
Our churches are Gothic, the southern churches are Palladian.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
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In news:

Palladio and Palladianism by Rudolf Wittkower Braziller, 192 pp.
In Charleston, a Palladian Villa, Preshrunk.
The Rotunda at the University of Virginia , designed in the Palladian manner by Thomas Jefferson.
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