BON, Bartolomeo
(active 1421-1464 in Venice)

Palazzo Giustinian: Façade

c. 1450
Canal Grande, Venice

The Palazzo Giustinian is made up of two different buildings built by the middle of the 15th century, probably by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bon. The façade shows the two residential units symmetrically on a central axis. The windows of each building are symmetrically distributed over the two smaller water portal.

The two sub-palaces share numerous decorative features with the annexed Ca' Foscari. They have an L-shaped plan with four floors, the upper ones having mullioned windows. At the piano nobile they form a six-arches arcade with an interwoven motif of multi-lobes circles. The single windows are ogival, or decorated with a three-lobe motif.

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