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ATS Talks: Gary Paul - Palladio
Fri 7 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
American architect and Renaissance architecture expert Gary Paul will discuss the work of Andrea Palladio, whilst also referring to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Alexander Thomson.
Andrea Palladio’s work has been valued as the quintessence of High Renaissance calm and harmony. His reputation is based on his skill as a designer of villas, located in what was the Venetian Republic in northeastern Italy. Palladio’s teachings, summarized in the architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture, gained him recognition around the world.
Gary Paul is a graduate of the schools of Architecture at the Boston Architectural Center (B Arch) and Harvard Graduate School of Design (M Arch). He has maintained a design practice in New York City for 30 years, working on homes, apartments and small commercial projects. Gary’s work has been featured in magazines such as House Beautiful, House & Garden and Veranda, Country Living and The Chicago Tribune/Homes, NY Women; and in articles in the Detroit Free Press, and The New York Observer, and The New York Times.
Gary has taught and served as Design Critic in Architecture and Interior Design Courses at New York University, City College, Harvard, Yale, the Univ. of Illinois (Chicago), the Roycemore School, Parsons School of Design, NY Institute of Technology and The Boston Architectural Center. A lifelong love of the work of Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio has taken Gary on countless research trips across the north of Italy to study Palladio’s many villas and public buildings.
Gary has sought out the work of Palladio’s late Renaissance predecessors, such as Giulio Romano, Alberti, and Scamozzi, as well as the frescoed interiors by artists such as Veronese and Tiepolo, (father and son), in many of these buildings. He has also researched the political, cultural and religious forces which shaped the Veneto in the 16C giving greater context to this rich period of artistic endeavor.
In order to share his passion Gary has orchestrated and has led tours for clients, design industry professionals, and other architecture enthusiasts Gary’s tours traverse the backroads of the Veneto and up into the pre-Alps, from Mantua to Treviso, incorporating time for detours to view modern works such as those of the 20c architect Scarpa, to hidden treasures such as the Canova Museum, and, to magnificent walled towns such as Marostica and Sabbioneta and Asolo as well as, of course the Museum Palladio in Vicenza.