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I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura

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Front page of a Ist Edition: I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura
Front page of a Ist Edition: I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura
I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The four books of Architecture) was published in 1570, in four volumes written by the architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), whose name is identified with an architectural movement named after him, Palladianism.

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Thomas Jefferson, president of the USA, and a keen amateur architect once referred to the book as "the Bible."

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