- Publish Date: 12/25/1970
- Dimensions: 10 x 14
- Page Count: 240 pages Illustrations: 95 color illustrations
- Paperback ISBN: 978-0-271-00087-9
Volume II is a thorough study of the "Basilica" in Vicenza. Originally part of a 13th-century complex of civic buildings, the structure was encased in loggias according to Palladio's designs of the mid-1540s. Palladio's work there is examined in its relationship to his career as a whole, and the building's origins and subsequent history are discussed in detail.