Doge's Palace

dc.contributor.creatorElizabeth Sasser
dc.contributor.creatorAntonio Rizzo (Italian architect, ca. 1440-ca. 1499)
dc.contributor.creatorBartolomeo Bono (Italian architect, ca. 1400-ca. 1464)
dc.contributor.creatorBartolomeo Bono (Italian architect, ca. 1360-1442)
dc.contributor.creatorPietro Lombardo (Italian architect, ca. 1435-1515)
dc.creatorAntonio Rizzo (Italian architect, ca. 1440-ca. 1499)
dc.creatorBartolomeo Bono (Italian architect, ca. 1400-ca. 1464)
dc.creatorBartolomeo Bono (Italian architect, ca. 1360-1442)
dc.creatorPietro Lombardo (Italian architect, ca. 1435-1515)
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dc.titleDoge's Palace
vra.imageagentElizabeth Sasser
vra.imagerightsElizabeth Sasser
vra.workclassificationArchitecture and City Planning
vra.workdate1309 -1501 (creation)
vra.workdate.century14th century, 15th century, 16th century
vra.workdescriptionThe Doge's Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. (Bono) The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of that great scheme of town-planning which was carried out through successive centuries. The façades, with a total length of nearly 152 m (500 ft), have open arcades in the two lower storeys, and the third storey was rebuilt after a fire in the sixteenth century, so as to extend over the arcades. This upper storey is faced with white and rose-coloured marble, resembling ornate windows and finished with a lace-like parapet of oriental cresting. The arcade columns, which originally stood on a stylobate of three steps, now rise from the ground without bases, and the sturdy continuous tracery of the second tier of arcades lends an appearance of strength to the open arches. The capitals of the columns, particularly the angle capital which was eulogised by Ruskin in The Stones of Venice, are celebrated for the delicate carving in low-grained marble. The whole scheme of columned and pointed arcades, with its combination of carved capitals and long horizontal lines of open tracery, is of that unique design which can only be termed Venetian Gothic.
vra.worklocationVenice, Veneto, Italy
vra.workstyleperiodGothic (Medieval)
vra.worksubjectarchitectural exteriors
vra.worksubjectarchitectural interiors
vra.worktitleDoge's Palace
vra.worktitle.alternatePalazzo Ducale di Venezia
vra.workworktypeofficial residences


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