SANGALLO, Giuliano da
(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1516, Firenze)
Palazzo Gondi: Façade1490
Via dei Gondi, Florence
Palazzo Gondi is a palace in Florence, Italy, located a block from Piazza della Signoria. It was built by Giuliano da Sangallo in 1490 based on other major works of stately buildings in the city, such as Palazzo Medici and Palazzo Strozzi. Among the elements borrowed from these earlier works is the cube-shaped set around a central courtyard, the ashlar sloping on each of three floors up, arched windows, etc.