Palladian Architecture: Classical and non-Classical Features


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What is Palladian architecture?

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1. Which of these is not a Classical feature of the Villa Rotonda?

2. What was the model used by Andrea Palladio for his style?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Palladian architecture incorporates the design principles and elements of classical Greek and Roman architecture into buildings created for more modern uses, needs and tastes. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the history of Palladian architecture, some of the key features of the style and its popularity in many urban landscapes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of Palladian architecture
  • Similarities between classical and Palladian architecture
  • Buildings that inspired Palladian architecture
  • The mix of classical and 16th century design elements in the Villa Rotunda
  • The fusion of styles in the Venetian cathedral, San Giorgio Maggiore

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the characteristics of Palladian architecture
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast San Giorgio Maggiore with classical architecture
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Palladian architecture to explain how the style applies classical principles to buildings meant for more modern uses

Additional learning

To learn more, read the accompanying lesson, Palladian Architecture: Classical and non-Classical Features. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the development of Palladian architecture
  • Describe the classical principles that define Palladian architecture
  • Explain how Palladian-style buildings reinterpret classical features
  • Cite examples of Palladian architecture