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Jul 25

italian-landscapes:

Villa Foscari, detta la Malcontenta, Mira, Venezia, Veneto, Italy (1558-1560)

Villa Foscari is also known as “La Malcontenta" (The Dissatisfied Lady), because of the nickname of one of the Foscaris spouse, that they say was banished there, because she didn’t want to perform her conjugal duty.

  • Architetto (Architect): Andrea Palladio
  • Affreschi (Frescoes): Battista Franco and Giambattista Zelotti

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hierarchical-aestheticism:

The Loggia of Psyche (1517-1518) - Villa Farnesina, Rome
Jul 25

hierarchical-aestheticism:

The Loggia of Psyche (1517-1518) - Villa Farnesina, Rome

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torniamo-all-antico:

Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza. Andrea Palladio, (1580 -1585)
© 2013 Candida Höfer
Jul 25

torniamo-all-antico:

Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza. Andrea Palladio, (1580 -1585)

© 2013 Candida Höfer

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aqqindex:

Andrea Palladio, Palazzo della Ragione 16th Century
Jul 25

aqqindex:

Andrea Palladio, Palazzo della Ragione 16th Century

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Jul 25

theladyintweed:

Country Houses of Ireland- Castletown House, Celbridge, Ireland. 

Castletown House is a Georgian Manor built by the politician William “Speaker” Connolly, begun in 1721/22. 

it is considered the earliest, largest and most important Palladian house in Ireland. 

The print room was designed and created by Lady Louisa Connolly in the latter part of the 18th century. 

The long gallery has 18th century Venetian chandeliers. The paintings were done by an artist using motifs from Pompeii. 

The staircase dates from 1760 and is stunningly simple, composed of plain bronze doric columns. 

The plasterwork was executed by the Lafranchini brothers, who also worked on Carton House and Russborough House in Ireland. The stucco work is in a light, elegant rococo style. 

Lady Louisa Connolly is responsible for most of the interiors. 

Alessandro Galilei is usually considered the architect of the facade, while the interior plan and wings are often attributed to Sir Edward Lovett Pearce. 

The demesne is also famous for the Connolly Folly, built in the 1740s as part of a famine relief scheme. It is believed to have been designed by Sir Richard Cassells/ Castle. 

The estate was rescued in the 20th century by Desmond Guiness. 

Photos- Wanderlustful

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villa-rosie:

Villa La Rotonda
Jul 25

villa-rosie:

Villa La Rotonda

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blue-sun-king:

Penshaw Monument by ~ValkyrieGhost-Stock
Jul 23

blue-sun-king:

Penshaw Monument by ~ValkyrieGhost-Stock

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archimaps:

The French Legation, Beijing
Jul 23

archimaps:

The French Legation, Beijing

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nyhistory:

June 25, 1906: Architect Stanford White, age 52, is shot dead on the roof theater of his own creation, Madison Square Garden; the murderer, Harry K. Thaw, is a jealous husband.Madison Square Garden exterior of tower, with Diana statue on top. New-York Historical Society, McKim, Mead & White Architectural Record # 59117
Jul 23

nyhistory:

June 25, 1906: Architect Stanford White, age 52, is shot dead on the roof theater of his own creation, Madison Square Garden; the murderer, Harry K. Thaw, is a jealous husband.

Madison Square Garden exterior of tower, with Diana statue on top. New-York Historical Society, McKim, Mead & White Architectural Record # 59117

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nyhistory:

April 30, 1789: George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York.
Giuseppe Guidicini (1812–1868), President Washington Taking the Oath, Federal Hall, 1789, 1839. Oil on fine linen. New-York Historical Society, Commission, X.269. Explore “New York & The Nation” in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History at the New-York Historical Society.
Jul 23

nyhistory:

April 30, 1789: George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York.

Giuseppe Guidicini (1812–1868), President Washington Taking the Oath, Federal Hall, 1789, 1839. Oil on fine linen. New-York Historical Society, Commission, X.269. Explore “New York & The Nation” in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History at the New-York Historical Society.

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nyhistory:

September 8, 1910: the “old” Pennsylvania Station, designed by the firm McKim, Mead, and White, begins its 55 year existence: http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/mckim-mead-whites-glorious-old-penn-station-turns-103/ Jules Crow, Pennsylvania Station Interior, 1906. Watercolor, Ink and Graphite on Paper. New-York Historical Society, PR042, McKim, Mead & White Collection
Jul 23

nyhistory:

September 8, 1910: the “old” Pennsylvania Station, designed by the firm McKim, Mead, and White, begins its 55 year existence: http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/mckim-mead-whites-glorious-old-penn-station-turns-103/

Jules Crow, Pennsylvania Station Interior, 1906. Watercolor, Ink and Graphite on Paper. New-York Historical Society, PR042, McKim, Mead & White Collection

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Jul 23

tselentis-arch:

Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery), Florence, Italy, 1560 - 1581

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world.

Building of the palace was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’ Medici as the offices for the Florentine magistrates — hence the name “uffizi” (“offices”). Construction was continued to Vasari’s design by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and ended in 1581. [1]

Image Credits: [1], [2-3], [4]

Museums

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nickkahler:

Adolf Loos, Project for a Department Store, Alexandria, Egypt, 1910 (via archiveofaffinities)
Jul 23

nickkahler:

Adolf Loos, Project for a Department Store, Alexandria, Egypt, 1910 (via archiveofaffinities)

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Jul 23

adokal:

The Palazzo del Capitaniato, aka Loggia del Capitanio or loggia Bernarda, is a Palladian mansion overlooking the central Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza, Italy, in front of the Palladian Basilica. It was decorated by Lorenzo Rubini, and the paintings of the interior are by Giovanni Antonio Fasolo. The building was designed in 1565 and built from 1571 to 1572.

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Jul 23

artaddictsanonymous:

Giulio Romano, Facade and Courtyard Facade of the Palazzo del Tè (Mantua, Italy), 1527-54

Rome ranked as Italy’s preeminent arts center as the beginning of the sixteenth century and wealthy and powerful families patronized the arts. Architects created fanciful structures to appeal to the tastes of the elite in Mantua, Parma and Venice. Frederico Gongoza lured Giulio Romano to build a pleasure palace. Palazzo del Te is not “serious” architecture and was never meant to be. Romano devoted more time to the gardens, stables, pools than he did to the living rooms and architecture - the building is a travesty of the classical ideas and columns; Gongoza would’ve known the classical orders and proportions so well that this would have been a humorous sight (Marilyn Stokstad, Art History, Volume Two. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2008, 680).

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