Palazzo Valmarana, 1565-66

In Palladio's Palazzo Valmarana (Vincenza), he invokes St. Peter's and Michelangelo's Capitoline Hill with the use of the Giant orders. Stretching from top to bottom and ending abruptly at the edge of the building to reveal underlying minor orders. This gives you an important view into the concept of layering planes. Also at the edge is a Mannerist type pedimented window framed with a full length statue. In keeping with the Northern love for decoration there are reliefs and balustrades.

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