Dr. Javier Berzal de Dios


About Dr. Javier Berzal de Dios

Dr. Javier Berzal de Dios received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is an Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art and Critical Theory at Western Washington University. His research and writing addresses the intersections of art, architecture, and theory, with a focus on space and spatiality.



Perspectival passageway, Andrea Palladio (with scenographic modifications by Vicenzo Scamozzi), Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Italy, 1580-85 (photo: Patrick Denker, CC BY 2.0)
The design for this Roman-inspired auditorium wed Palladio’s antiquarian knowledge with his artistic innovation.

Palladio, Teatro Olimpico


Andrea Palladio with modifications by Vicenzo Scamozzi, Villa Rotonda (formerly Villa Capra), 1566-1590s, near Vicenza, Italy (photo: Stefan Bauer, CC BY-SA 2.5)
One of the most recognizable buildings of the Renaissance, this country home was modeled on ancient Roman temples.

Palladio, La Rotonda