Villa Capra, or Villa Rotunda
A major classic of the Pantheonic type, often known as the Villa Rotonda. Very symmetrical quartet plan. Completed by Vincenffarzo Scamozzi.
(b. Padua, Italy 1508; d. Vicenza, Italy 1580)
Andrea Palladio was born in Padua, Italy in 1508. He worked as an assistant in a Vicenza guild of masons and stone-cutters before he met the amateur architect, Giangiorgio Trissino, who took him under his wing and renamed him Andrea Palladio.
Palladio's architecture and theories embodied Renaissance architectural thought in the second half of the sixteenth century. Although Palladio's works lack some of the grandeur of other Renaissance architects, he established a successful and lasting way of recreating ancient classicism.
Palladio died in Vicenza, Italy in 1580.