Palladio became an apprentice to Trissino. He joined a guild of stonecutters and masons. He was employed in a workshop, specializing in decorative monuments. He went on to have a great life.
He wrote two influential books. One was called The Antiquities of Rome, which was used for the next 200 years as a standard teaching guide book. The second was called Palladio's Four Books on Architecture, which stated his theories on architecture.
Palladio's collannaded loggia were an innovation later used all over Europe. He rejected fancy, rich art in favour of clean, simple architecture. Palladio wrote his ideas in a book, which was later used to teach different styles of architecture.
1. Wolf, Robert E. Renaissance and Mannerist Art. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968, p. 250.
2. "Palladio, Andrea." The New Britannica Encyclopedia. 1985, Volume 9, pp. 86-88.
3. Trag, Daniel E. [http://andrea.gsd.harvard.edu/palladio/] "Palladio's Museum." 1995/96.
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