Talk:Palazzo style architecture

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"The Palazzo style developed in England from the Classical style of Georgian architecture of the late 18th and early 19th centuries" I'm not sure this is at all correct. Inigo Jones was designing in this style in the 17th century (straight from paladianism) and influencing people like the later Mathew Brettingham, see his Norfolk House of 1756 - which is probably the first complete example of this horribly named style (it's not commonly used in Europe incidentally) - I think it is really just a sub-stage (if even that) of Renaissance Revival architecture. Also, I think the term "Classical style of Georgian architecture" is far too vague and all encompassing. Secondly, I'm not sure that The Reich Aviation Ministry should be here either, that's more art deco leading into Brutalsim with a smattering of Nazi architecture. Giacomo Returned 06:42, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Having looked at Norfolk House, I agree with you. Needs fixing. Suggest some rewording. Amandajm (talk) 15:37, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
I don't want to keep knit-picking, but "Italian palazzo or town house such as those found in Florence and along the Grand Canal in Venice." You can't say that because the palazzi lining the Grand Canal are mostly famous for being "Venetian Floral Gothic" and nothing like those which you are describing here as palazzo style which are really very centred very much Florence and Rome. Giacomo Returned 22:29, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
  • OK! Fixed that! What next?
  • Don't apologise for nit-picking! Not to me, at any rate. You're so very good at it!
  • We need to include Inigo Jones. Why don't you make a creative suggestion?
Amandajm (talk) 02:39, 17 April 2011 (UTC)