Palazzo Vecchio, originally called the Palazzo...

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Italy

Giotto di Bondone was not only an innovative painter, but he is famous for his architectural projects as well. In 1334, he was appointed capomaestro, chief master, architect in Florence, Italy. His duties included supervising the construction of the Cathedral as well as the fortification walls of the city. For the Cathedral, he created the multicolored marble bell tower where he influenced the marble bas reliefs that encircle the first floor. He also helped design the Santa Croce and Palazzo Vecchio. The last took 170 years from beginning to completion.

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Santa Croce

Visit Italy/”Santa Croce: the Temple of the Italian Glories”

http://www.visititaly.com/community/tuscany/florence/santa-croce-the-temple-of-the-italian-glories.aspx

Mediacult/The World of Giotto 1267-1337 http://www.mediacult.com/art/giotto/archi.html

Google Images of Giotto di Bondone http://is.gd/ss8wDQ

Old and Sold/Architecture – Giotto’s Tower http://www.oldandsold.com/articles10/famous-buildings-29.shtml

WebMuseum, Paris/Giotto di Bondone http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/giotto/

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