HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE
Palazzo Pitti No.1
: Palazzo Pitti, Italy, Firenze; 1458-1783; by Brunelleschi, Ammannati and others.
- Palazzo Pitti, central court; by Bartolomeo Ammannati, 1558-70.
- It is said that Palazzo Pitti was firstly designed by Filippo Brunelleschi for Luca Pitti but the construction was never started during his existence.
The construction started after ten years of Brunelleschi's death and the building was extended many times until 1783.
- The original facade of seven bays were incorporated in the extensions made at either side of the palace, which is now twenty-three bays long on the piano nobile and thirteen bays on the top floor, but most of this was buit between 1620-30 by Ammannati's follower, Alfonso Parigi.
- The very heavy rusticated facade in the image was placed the back of the main facade, which might be designed by Brunelleschi, was designed by Ammannati and constructed during 1558-70.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
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