Found project: Teatro Olimpico


    Project : Teatro Olimpico

    Architect : Palladio, Andrea

    Completion: 1585

    Locality : Vicenza

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Renaissance

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    Description :

    “The Teatro Olimpico was the concrete realization of a dream, until then never achieved, of generations of Renaissance humanists and architects: to execute in permanent form one of the buildings that had become a symbol of the classical cultural tradition. The Palladian project reconstructed the Roman theatre with an archaeological precision founded on the thorough study of Vitruvius’ text and the ruins of ancient theatrical complexes.”

    http://www.cisapalladio.org/veneto/scheda.php?sezione=4&architettura=66&lingua=e (August 5, 2011).


    “Europe’s oldest surviving indoor theatre is a remarkable structure, largely made of wood and plaster, and painted to look like marble. Palladio begun work on the design in 1579, but he died the year after. His pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi took over the project, completing the theatre in time for its opening performance of Sophocles’ tragic drama Oedipus Rex on 3 March 1585.”

    Eyewitness Travel – Italy, DK, 2006, p. 327.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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