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Paramenti bugnati e architettura nella Firenze del Quattrocento

  • Gianluca Belli,

This book investigates the evolution of rusticated facings in perhaps one of the most significant contexts for their history, namely the architecture of the 15th century in Florence, where the development of this type of masonry intertwines with that of the buildings constructed over the century. Their main distinctive trait is naturalism, which in different shapes and degrees permeates every facing, thus becoming a sort of local inflection, which contaminates even the most up-to-date languages. The Florence renovatio of ancient architecture passes indeed from the masonries, as pointed out by many writings from that period, which describe their contemporary rusticated facings and compare them to the massif ancient opus quadratum. While accepting the lesson on magnificence by the Julio-Claudian rustication, Florence facings would never become a faithful reproduction of the Roman models, but would always retain traditional characters and patterns, constantly oscillating between an expressive freedom and a yearning for the rigour of form.

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Gianluca Belli

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1859-2414

Gianluca Belli is Associate Professor of History of Architecture at the University of Florence; his research topics include mainly the Italian architecture of the 15th and 16th century, with some insights into the following ages. Among his research topics there are those on Florenceā€™s Renaissance buildings and on some of the protagonists of that artistic season, including Giuliano da Sangallo and Bartolomeo Ammannati. He also focuses on the construction techniques and the history of the city of Florence.
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Book Title

Paramenti bugnati e architettura nella Firenze del Quattrocento

Authors

Gianluca Belli

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

656

Publication Year

2019

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© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-905-8

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978-88-6453-904-1

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978-88-6453-905-8

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