Santa maria novella

Santa Maria Novella (Facade)

1458 - 1470

Why is it canonical?

Leon Battista Alberti, one of Florence's most prominent "renaissance men" (achievements in a wide range of fields) designed the facade of this church, which had remained unfinished for some time. One of Florence's most remarkable architectural landmarks, the facade of the church relies heavily on mathematical relationships and proportions, demonstrating Alberti's immense and diverse intellect and its application to the creative realm.

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Santa maria novella

Facade of Santa Maria Novella

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