Grassi Pietre: webinars about Andrea Palladio and his influence on Thomas Jefferson’s ideas for construction and society

The villa ... by Andrea Palladio close to Vicenza. Photo:...

“Conversations on Palladio and his stones” is the title of a series of webinars organized by Grassi Pietre stone company from Vicenza. Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) ended his career in this city in Northern Italy, and Vicenza limestone had been his favorite building material, as he wrote in one of his Four Books on Architecture.

“Jefferson meets Palladio: Conversation about New Worlds “ is the topic of two webinars on Friday, 08 May 2020, at 12:00 pm EST and at 12 pm PST.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was a master of the knowledge of his time. He wrote not only the draft of The Declaration of Independence (1776), which outlined a new relationship between the state and the citizen but also was a successful architect of New America. Of rural origin and being self-taught, he got his main inspirations from Andrea Palladio’s publications and works where he learned to adapt the Roman construction ideas to modern times.

Harmony and equilibration were his key ideas – in architecture and also in society.

Giorgio Valentini from Valentini Bissoli architetti from Verona will head the webinar. The target group is mainly American architects.

Registration for Friday, 08 May 2020, at 12:00pm EST

Registration for Friday, 08 May 2020, at 12:00pm PST

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The Palazzo Chiericati, one stop at the Itinerario Palladiano in Vicenza. Photo: Peter Becker

(06.05.2020, USA: 05.06.2020)