57th Palladio Course
Palladio vs Scamozzi
Vicenza, 31 August - 5 September 2015


2016 is the 400th anniversary year of the death in Venice of Vincenzo Scamozzi (born in Vicenza in 1548). To mark the opening of the Scamozzian celebrations, the Palladian course will consist of a new, special module with a systematic approach to comparing the architecture of Palladio and that of Scamozzi, thus creating a dialogue highlighting continuities and differences.

The course will be held over 6 days, divided into visits, lectures and workshops inside the various buildings.
The visits are organised as thoroughgoing seminars in the featured buildings, with the aid of dossiers that illustrate the Palladian and Scamozzian project drawings, plans and sections of buildings and reference models.
The lectures in the lecture hall will deal with general themes found in the overall work of Palladio and Scamozzi and will situate it in the context of their time.
In the Palladio Labs (workshops) the participants will be involved in a hands-on approach to trying out various modes of enquiry: how do you "read" a building starting from its masonry? What does the direct examination of a Palladian autograph drawing tell us?
The teachers are all experts on Palladio and Scamozzi. The course is open to architectural historians, architects, engineers and art historians interested in exploring the works of Palladio and their actual material condition.

In the course programme the initials AP stand for buildings by Andrea Palladio (1508-1508), whilst VS stands for those by Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616).

Monday, August, 31 (Palazzo Barbarano, contra' Porti 11, Vicenza)
9:00 Coffe break
Lectures by:
9:30 Howard Burns (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), welcome and introduction
10:00 Guido Beltramini (CISA Andrea Palladio), La vita di Palladio
10:45 Franco Barbieri (Università di Milano), La vita di Scamozzi
Visits to: Vicenza: Basilica Palladiana [AP], Loggia del Capitaniato [AP]

Visits to:
14:30 palazzo Thiene [AP]; palazzo Bonin Longare [AP/VS], palazzo Porto in piazza Castello [AP/VS], palazzo Thiene in piazza Castello [AP/VS] (Alina Aggujaro); palazzo Valmarana [AP] (Howard Burns); palazzo Trissino al Duomo [VS] (Guido Beltramini); palazzo Chiericati [AP] (Howard Burns); palazzo Trissino al Corso [VS] (Guido Beltramini); palazzo Barbarano [AP] (Guido Beltramini)

17:00 Palladio Lab 1: Palladio Museum
18:30 Lecture by Gordon Higgott (English Heritage), Inigo Jones and the villa architecture of Palladio and Scamozzi

Tuesday, September, 1
8:30 bus transfer from Viale Roma
9:30 Palladio Lab 2: Interpreting construction phases: Villa Gazzotti at Bertesina [AP] (Damiana Paternò, Mario Piana)

Visits to:

14:00 Villa Verlato at Villaverla [VS], Villa Poiana at Poiana Maggiore [AP], Villa Pisani at Montagnana [AP]; Villa Pisani at Bagnolo [AP] (Howard Burns)

Wednesday, September, 2
Visits to:
9:00 Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza [AP/VS], Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza [AP] (Franco Barbieri)
14:00 bus transfer from Viale Roma
Visits to: Teatro all’Antica at Sabbioneta [VS], villa Pisani "la Rocca" [VS] (Franco Barbieri)

Thursday, September, 3
8:30 bus transfer from Viale Roma
Visits to:
Villa and Tempietto Barbaro at Maser [AP], Villa Emo at Fanzolo [AP] (Guido Beltramini, Howard Burns)

Visits to:
15:00 Lecture by Xavier Salomon (Frick Collection), Veronese
16:00 church of San Gaetano in Padua [VS] (Guido Beltramini) 17.00 villa Molin at Mandria (Padova) [VS] (Guido Beltramini)

Friday, September, 4
8:02 train transfer to Venice
Visits to: Venice: church of the Redentore [AP], complex of San Giorgio Maggiore [AP], Procuratie Nuove [VS], monastery of the Carità [AP], Palazzo Contarini agli Scrigni [VS], church of San Nicola da Tolentino [VS] (Gianmario Guidarelli)

Saturday, September, 5
8:00 bus transfer from Viale Roma
Visits to: Villa Foscari “La Malcontenta” at Mira [AP] (Howard Burns); Villa Ferretti at Dolo [VS] (Guido Beltramini)
Villa Priuli a Carrara [VS], Duodo at Monselice [VS] (Guido Beltramini)