Sunday, December 5, 2010

Façade of S. Maria Novella, Alberti

The construction of this building was a massive blend of numerous different styles. Included are traces of everything from pre-Gothic, Gothic, psuedo-Classical, and Romanesque. The height of the building from floor to the tippiest top is exactly the length of the building too. The facade echoes the blending of styles, taking many classical elements like the windows and the gothic three door front. Alberti gave a three dimensional look on its exterior by layering different stones and materials. 

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