Tivoli window

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Andrea Palladio (1508—1580) Italian architect



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Type of window-opening based on a Roman example in the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli (c.80 bc), published by Palladio. It is less wide at the top than at the bottom (i.e. with sloping sides), has an architrave with crossettes crowned with a cornice, and is sometimes called a Vitruvian opening.

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