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Arcaded on three sides and spiked with the 324-foot Campanile, its eastern end
is closed by the Cathedral (Basilica) of St. Mark and the Doges' Palace — the
church golden, the palace pink, and both grandiose constructions seeming to
dici, a great political leader and art patron of Florence, the palace was arranged
around a central court, the traditional Florentine palace plan. Medieval Florentine
palaces were built of great rusticated blocks of stone, as if they had just been ...
By serving as a model for Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles, the complex at Vaux
was perhaps the most important mid-century European palace. Le Vau showed a
sensitivity to Italian Baroque architecture that was unusual in a French architect, ...
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