Comprehensive review of the history of the Venice region and the inflluence of the brilliant architect Palladio and helpful guidance if you are planning a trip to Venice and want to include the broader area, but it fails in including the influence of Palladio in shaping the architecture of Georgian England and most important American architecture as our country was in formation -- see Independence Hall and Mt. Vernon. Many people may be interested in see the Palladio villas because they became so important centuries later. The lecturer was only an expert in Pallaio's Italian influence.
Sara gives a very interesting history of why the Villas of the Veneto were built in the first place and how they developed, and then highlights a few of the most spectacular Villas from Palladio. All done in a very beautifully conceptualized presentation (with lots of great visuals) and given with much enthusiasm.
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Sara Grinzato, an extremely knowledgeable art historian, took us on a fascinating journey, providing plenty of historical and cultural context on the life of Palladio and the villas he designed and built, as well as the influence he has had on architecture over time. Using specific examples of villas, she showed us how and why they came to be, answering any questions we had.
Sara Grinzato led an engaging class on the work of Palladio. She provided good background on the history that influenced him, shared interesting information on his work, and then discussed the lasting influence he had on later designs. She possesses excellent knowledge of her subject matter and in fascinating to study with. Her command of the technologies made the hour and a half fly by. We will certainly look for other classes led by her!