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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella
Other Title(s)Santa Maria Novella
TitleSanta Maria Novella
Record Typecopy image
Type of WorkArchitecture; Gothic Architecture; Renaissance Architecture
Creator (Artist/Architect)Talenti, Fra Jacopo (1310-1362)
Alberti, Leon Battista (1404-1472)
Creator (Artist Group/Architectural Firm)Dominicans
Datebegun 1246; facade mid-14th c. and 1456-1470
LocationItaly, Florence
StyleGothic; late Gothic; Early Renaissance; Renaissance
Period13th c; 14th c; 15th c
CultureItalian
Description/NotesDominicans began the present church(at the apse end) in 1246 on the site of a late 11th century church, S. M. delle Vigne. Friars Sisto and Ristoro possibly architects for the nave (begun 1279). Fra Talenti completed it in mid-14th century. Lower level of the facade is attributed to Talenti. Remainder of the facade and the scrolls at the Clerestory level was designed by Alberti. Right hand scroll wasn't added until 1920.
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
ViewRaking view of Facade and Cloiser from Southeast
UNR Accession #06-MCG-0024-IT

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