Stepping into the exhibition Nella mente di Vincenzo Scamozzi, the visitor immediately encountered a billowing cloud of stylized books floating on the opposite wall, which illustrated the nearly 250 titles quoted in Vincenzo Scamozzi's magisterial treatise of 1615, L'idea della Architettura Universale.1 This textual nebula emblematized the theme of the refined little show, hosted by the Palladio Museum in a single room on the piano nobile of the Palazzo Barbarano in Vicenza. Jointly organized by the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, in collaboration with the Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin, the exhibition was all about...

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