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Planning for Visitors at Florentine Palaces

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If we look at the interiors of Florentine palaces not merely as habitations but as theatres for social interaction, it becomes clear that the accommodation of visitors was a function that may have had an impact on both planning and decoration, and that it sometimes conditioned architectural form. The focus of this essay is on the Medici palace (started 1445), the Gianfigliazzi palace (late 1450s), and the Corsi-Horne palace (late 1490s). Florentines held parties and banquets to celebrate everything from weddings to the granting of knighthoods, and it seems likely that in many respects these palaces were planned in anticipation of visitors. In this context, the Pitti palace, which seems not to have been meant for daily living at all, appears less strange.
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Keywords: Architecture; Florence; Italy; Palaces; Social life

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1998-09-01

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