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Palazzo Medici

architect

Michelozzo di Bartolomeo

location

Florence

date

1444 - 1460

style

Italian Rennaisance

construction

ashlar masonry

type

Palazzo 
 
 
 
 
The Palazzo Medici, also called the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, is a Renaissance palace located in Florence. It was designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo for Cosimo de' Medici, of the great Medici family, and was built during 1444 and 1460. It was well known for its stone masonry that includes rustication and ashlar. The tripartite elevation was used here as a revelation of the Renaissance spirit of rationality, order, and classicism of human scale.

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