REDIFINING THE DOME --- Brunelleschi created for Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence a vault of unparalleled magnificence that remains to this day the world’s largest masonry dome. By Fernando G. Baptista. Published on February 2014.
Palazzo Medici-Riccardo. Michelozzo. 1444. Early Renaissance. Florence, Italy. Built to express the civic pride and political power of the Medici family. Strong cornice. Rusticated ground floor, 2nd articulated blocks, 3rd smooth surface.
10. Florence, Italy Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious …
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