Palazzo Massimi alle Colonne, 1535

Located in Rome and built by Baldassare Peruzzi (1481-1556), Palazzo Massimi features several Mannerist innovations.
-curving facade, remarking on the dynamism in oval shapes
-unequal distribution of space in the entrance portico
-pilasters paired with columns
-inventive frames
-lack of horizontal and vertical divisions
The Palazzo Massimi ascends from the plastic lower levels to flatter upper stories, with a sucessful sense of animation. It is presented within the rippling facade.

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