If you enjoy the beautiful Georgian buildings of Dublin, and if you would like to go further, and understand more, about the Antique & Renaissance prototypes & ideas, which underpin the appearance & design of these wonderful buildings, then you just might wish to join our last 2 Zoom talks, digging into this magical world, & making it truly accessible.
These lavishly-illustrated slide talks are the last 2 events in a series of 8 online zoom talks we’ve been running this year, but each talk (Talk 7 and Talk 8 ) also each function perfectly as stand-alone event.
In Talk 7, we will discuss, and see clearly, how the legendary Italian architect Andrea Palladio studied, measured and explored the buildings, monuments and architecture of ancient Rome; and then how he brilliantly adapted that knowledge, for the needs and lives of 16th century Italy. (Making, in the process, some of the most beautiful and influential buildings ever created)
Then, the following week, in Talk 8, we will see how Irish Georgian architects were influenced by Palladio in their turn.
We’ll see how the ideas and ideals, the principles and proportions, of ancient Greek and Roman architecture all find their way into the buildings of Dublin and Ireland, and how, more often than not, that influence comes through the filter of Andrea Palladio, his writings and his designs.
It may help you to look at the great Georgian buildings of Dublin and Ireland in a whole new light.
Talk 7 takes place LIVE 2PM Tuesday 22nd February, and Talk 8 is live 2PM Tuesday 1st March.
But the talks are recorded and ALL ticket-holders automatically receive an email for both the live talk and (in a separate email) a second link for the video of the recorded talk, as well.
You can always see more information on Dublin Decoded walks, talks, cultural tours and events, and most importantly, access to tickets for same, via the handy green “Buy now” button on our Dublin Decoded website.
But for those who wish to cut to the chase and who’d like to go straight to tickets, the direct link to tickets for “TALK 7 Palladio in Vicenza” (Italy) may be found HERE.
And/ or if you seek a direct link to a ticket for Talk 8 – Palladio and his Foundations for Irish Georgian Architecture- that link may be found HERE.
Please note that those who wish to have at least the option of joining the live version of the talks must complete purchase of tickets please, before 5PM the day before each talk. (So by 5PM each Monday)
No specialist or prior knowledge is required to participate in these talks. We work hard to make our talks rigorously accurate, but also entertaining, enjoyable and totally accessible.
Below: images of Palladio inspired buildings in Dublin; images of ancient Roman sites studied by Palladio; and drawings made by him there; buildings by Palladio from in and around Vicenza (Northern Italy) and photos of models of his buildings, from the Palladio museum, Vicenza, Italy.
Andrea Palladio 1508-1580
The Temple of Vesta
two pages from Palladio’s vastly influential Quattro Libri (his “Four Books of Architecture”)
above: Villa Rotunda.
below: Palazzo Chericata (picture credits Web Gallery of Art)
below: models, and details, from Palladio museum, Vicenza (author’s own photos):
above: model of Villa Rotunda
below: model (and detail) of Palazzo Chiericati
above: a palazzo by Palladio (model)
below: a very revealing section through the model of Villa Rotunda.
Below; an architectural scale model of the Basilica Palladiano (at the Palladio Museum and International Study Centre, Vicenza) .
Below: your guide, on a recent field trip in Vicenza, outside the stunning Basilica Palladiano.
Below: just some of the spectacular 18th and 19th century buildings in Dublin influenced, often very strongly, by Andrea Palladio.
Once again, the direct link to tickets for “TALK 7 Palladio in Vicenza” (Italy) may be found HERE.
And a direct link to a ticket for Talk 8 – Palladio and his Foundations for Irish Georgian Architecture- may be found HERE.