ROSSELLINO, Bernardo
(b. 1409, Settignano, d. 1464, Firenze)

Interior view

1459-62
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Cathedral, Pienza

At the express wish of the pope, Rossellino constructed in 1460 a Gothic hall church with polygonal choir, the form Pius II had seen "among the Germans in Austria." Three aisles make up the building, all of the same height. The chancel ending is divided into five chapels.