MICHELOZZO DI BARTOLOMEO
(b. 1396, Firenze, d. 1472, Firenze)
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence
After the Prato pulpit, a joint project with Donatello, Michelozzo became increasingly engrossed in a large architectural practice, especially for Cosimo de' Medici. The Medici Palace was seen by contemporaries, despite its traditional features, as 'comparable to the works of the Roman Emperors' (Flavio Biondo).