Palazzo Medici-Riccardo. Michelozzo. 1444. Early Renaissance. Florence, Italy. Built to express the civic pride and political power of the Medici family. Strong cornice. Rusticated ground floor, 2nd articulated blocks, 3rd smooth surface.
Palazzo Medici. Built as a home for Cosimo de Medici and his successor Lorenzo de Medici. It was also the home of young Catherine de Medici. Florence, ITALY.
The first palace design displaying the superimposition of the Architectural Orders: Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy; designed by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), built under the direction of Bernardo Rossellino between 1446-1451.
Andrea Mantegna, Decoration of the Camera degli Sposi (Camera Picta), 1465 - 1474 (fresco and dry tempera) Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
Florence, Palazzo Davanzati~ Sala dei Pavoni.1395-1400. The palace, now a museum, was the home of a rich merchant family in Florence during the quattrocento.