Pal·la·dio(pə-lā′dē-ō, pä-lä′dyō), Andrea 1508-1580.
Italian architect who developed a style based on the classicism of ancient Rome, breaking with the ornate conventions of the Italian Renaissance. His works include the Villa Rotonda and the Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza.
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