stringcourses - filippo brunelleschi biography

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Stringcourses were already to be found in some of the fourteenth-century palaces but in the fifteenth they became a recurrent and constant element both in the palaces and in the ordinary houses, with a decisive role in contributing to the geometric order of the design of the facade and its insertion in the perspective of the street view. The former simplicity was left behind and they were enriched with classic attributes, moldings, dentils, etc. turning into broad ornamental fascias (Pal. Rucellai) or functional equivalents such as the exceptional solution of the gallery of balusters of Palazzo Pitti.

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