Palazzo Strozzi, 1484

The Strozzi family was another infamous and powerful Florentine family. Giuliano da Sangallo (1443-1516) created a model that was meant to out do the rival Medici family. Their Palazzo, started in 1443, follows along the same lines as the Medici palace by Michelozzo with an emphasis on modesty and civic pride.There are some important changes though. The building is slightly taller, the stonework is more refined and the gradation between the stories is much more subtle. The proportions are more harmonious and the internal symmetry has advanced.

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