Found project: Palazzo Rucellai


    Project : Palazzo Rucellai

    Language variant : Rucellai Palace

    Architect : Alberti, Leon Battista

    Completion: 1451

    Locality : Firenze

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Renaissance

    Description :

    “The link between perpetuating a patrilineal dynasty and constructing magnificent urban dwellings was clearly articulated by the fifteenth-century Florentine patrician, Giovanni Rucellai, when he asserted that ‘there are two principal things that men do in this life…the first is to procreate, the second is to build.’ Both urges were made visible in the imposing palace Rucellai built, an edifice that included sculpted family coats of arms prominently displayed on the façade, as well as incorporating Rucellai symbols (such as the billowing sail) into the very fabric of the exterior’s carved decoration.”

    Ciappelli, Giovanni and Rubin, Patricia Lee: Art, Memory, and Family in Renaissance Florence, Cambridge University Press, 2000, p. 217.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Palazzo Rucellai
    Palazzo Rucellai
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    Palazzo Rucellai
    Palazzo Rucellai
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    Palazzo Rucellai
    Palazzo Rucellai
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