Reply To: Renaissance Style Facade, 40 Kevin St. Lr.
Yes that’s right it is Palladio. The Bell tower is the best bit – albeit heavily inspired by the campanile in Piazza San Marco.
It often confuses people!
Anyway – for God’s sake don’t get me started on that blooming Palladio…
Have you ever seen the Barbari Church? Classical style, covered in statues and reliefs glorifying the Barbari family – scenes of naval victories and relief maps displaying their territories etc… on the FACADE no less. As Ruskin said, there is not one SINGLE religious item on it anywhere. Not one crucifix, nothing. Self-deification almost!
Not by Palladio but of that ilk, only more interesting. Less sort of… anally retentive and stifled but still revolting. Quite amazing really to see that type ego gone mad!