Year of Palladio

Civic Architecture : Public Building

Loggia del Capitaniato

The Loggia del Capitaniato was constructed in 1572 and is composed of elements that are characteristic of Palladio’s late career. Here one recognizes “the use of the giant order and th[e] decorative richness [as] typical features of Palladio’s language in the last decade of his life.” (Beltramini, pp. 77, 78) The building presents a “momumental façade to the plazza.” (Reed, p. 47)

Additional Reading

Andrea Palladio by Stephen R. Wassell

Additional Public Buildings