ALBERTI, Leon Battista
(b. 1404, Genova, d. 1472, Roma)


after 1455
Palazzo Venezia, Rome

The many Roman buildings derived from Alberti's innovations create a link between Alberti and the more grandiose Rome of the High Renaissance and the Baroque. Interestingly enough, none of the architects of these Roman buildings has been securely identified. The courtyard of the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, built after 1455, at a time when Alberti was still connected with the papal court, imitates the arcades and engaged columns of such nearby Roman buildings as the Colosseum and the Theater of Marcellus.

This courtyard was designed by an architect from Alberti's circle.

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