10 Italian Architects and Their Achievements

Oct 02, 2018 218

BY: John Bensalhia

Influential Renaissance-era architect Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzo was on the regular payroll of Cosimo de' Medici. This led to some of the best-known architectural work in Italy. One of Michelozzo's best-known accomplishments was a result of Medici commissions, with rival architect Brunelleschi losing out. Palazzo Medici Riccardi (pictured below) was designed by Michelozzo.

However, Michelozzo had taken inspiration from Brunelleschi in a number of aspects of the Palazzo's design. The courtyard's arcades for example, run along the same lines as the loggia of Brunelleschi's Spedale degli Innocenti. Other Brunelleschi influences include the Palazzo's bifora-windows, recalling the late medieval era, as well as the attention given to the building's entrance axis.

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SOURCE: http://www.italymagazine.com

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