MICHELOZZO DI BARTOLOMEO
(b. 1396, Firenze, d. 1472, Firenze)

Façade

1445-60
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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).