Works by renowned Renaissance architect are examined in School of Architecture exhibition

A new analysis of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio’s work is the first exhibition of the 2012-2013 season at the Yale School of Architecture.

Titled “Palladio Virtuel,” the exhibition was conceived and designed by Peter Eisenman, the Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at Yale, and Matthew Roman, a critic at the school. Focusing on villas, the show represents 10 years of study of Palladio’s work and adds “an important contribution to the 16th-century master’s already robust legacy,” according to the organizers.

Works by Palladio are displayed in three sections: “The Classical Villas: The Impending Crisis of Synthesis,” “The Barchessa Projects: Extensions Into the Landscape,” and “The Virtual Villa: The Dissipation of the Villa Type.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, Eisenman will give a lecture titled “Inventing the Palladian Project” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in Hastings Hall, Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St. (corner of York and Chapel streets).

“Palladio Virtuel” is on view through Oct. 27 on the second floor of Paul Rudolph Hall. The exhibition is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit

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