Michelangelo would have been 542 today.

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He was born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni in 1475.  A painter, sculptor and architect was the true personification of the Renaissance man.  He worked on a number of architectural projects.  His design for the Capitoline Hill with with trapezoidal … Continue reading

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Happy 507th Birthday to Andrea Palladio

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Andrea Palladio whose 16th century homes were built as country houses for the wealthy Venetians are still being used as homes was born today 507 years ago.   His symmetrical floor plans and classical detailing are still being used in residential architecture.

Here are some photos of his Villa Emo near Treviso Italy that I had the pleasure of visiting this past June.IMG_4153 IMG_4152 IMG_4165 IMG_4164

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