This exhibition highlights the recently acquired Ronald Keller’s work, in which he responds to Andrea Palladio’s Four Books on Architecture (1570).  

The focal point of this work is Keller’s paper cast of the Villa Rotunda in Vicenza, Italy, which is theatrically hidden behind the excerpt from Palladio’s Four Books. Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi’s adaptation of Palladio’s Four Books, part of the historic Fogg Collection at FAL, is also exhibited.

These two books are paired not only to highlight Palladio’s importance to artists and architects over the last four hundred years but to also highlight the connections between FAL’s collections.

Excerpts from the Four books on architecture
Quattro libri dell'architettura. 1o libro. English. Selections
Andrea Palladio ; translated by Robert Tavernor & Richard Schofield.
Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580.
Cover title: Palladio
Bremen, Maine ; New York City : Red Angel Press, 2008.
 [6], 14. [2] pages (last leaf folded) : illustrations ; 27 x 43 cm
Printed on Fabriano Artistico paper, numbered by the artist / publisher / printer, Ronald Keller; page size: 17-1/4 x 10- 1/4 inches; [i-v] 14 numbered pages with colophon printed on verso of page 14 which is a fold-out ; artist book includes a paper cast rendering of the Villa Almerico - Capra which is mounted on the back cover of the book ; the front cover is split in the center and the pages open both to the left and right ; as the pages are turned, the leaves are trimmed narrower, gradually revealing the cast paper bas-relief image of the facade of La Rotonda on the inside back cover ; bound in tan cloth with the title, "PALLADIO" printed in deeper brown to the left of center ; title page is printed in brown and black ; text is set in Bembo and Caslon for the title ; text is further embellished by two additional architectural renderings by Palladio--(Cf. Bibliopoly).

Le fabbriche e i disegni di Andrea Palladio
raccolti ed illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi ; opera ... con tavole in rame rappresentanti le pianti, i prospetti, e gli spaccati.
Bertotti Scamozzi, Ottavio, 1719-1790.
Fabbriche e i disegni.
2. ed.
Vicenza : G. Rossi, 1786.
4 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Italian

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