RIBA, in association with the Centro Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy, recently announced
Palladio: A Complete Catalogue of Drawings in British Collections — the first “systematic
reassessment of every Palladio drawing now in British Collections” offering new
perspectives on the enormously influential 16th Century Renaissance Architect, Andrea
Palladio (1508-1580) and “unrivaled access to the drawings for a new generation of
international scholars, students, architects and the wider public”.
In celebration of this announcement and to draw attention to the wide array of current and
ongoing research into Palladio’s work as recorded in these comprehensive archives, our
inaugural webinar series will launch in Winter Spring 2022 with four lectures.
The lectures begin with renowned scholar Guido Beltramini’s introduction to this
uncommon collection, which includes not only an array of polished presentation drawings, but also early sketches with corrections and notations offering scholars special insight into Palladio’s thought process. The series continues with presentations of Palladio’s influence in Britain and America, both historically and today, closing with a lecture by renowned architect Peter Eisenman, whose fascination with Palladio is documented in his recent book, Palladio Virtuel.
Part 1: Introduction to Palladio and Palladio’s Drawings in the RIBA Collections – Thursday, November 4, 2021
Part 2: English Palladianism – Thursday, December 2, 2021
Part 3: American Palladianism – Thursday, January 6, 2022
Part 4: Palladio Inside Out – Thursday, February 3, 2022
Details regarding speakers, dates and times for lectures will be posted here when they are confirmed.