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of small kingdoms, and the kings supported a group of artists and architects to improve theappearance of their kingdoms. This created an intense competition for the best art thatfueled the middle ages.The revival of trade in Europe really first started in northern Italy. This trade lead to agrowth of wealth. A growing middle class, wealthy bankers, and wealthy merchants showedoff their money by supporting artists and architects.
Question 51 / 1 ptsSome of the palaces (residential palazzo) in Florence were four stories, as designed by LeonBattista Alberti. What would you expect to find on the top floor, the 4thfloor?
Question 61 / 1 ptsThe architects of the early Renaissance in Florence preferred to have architectural items invarying sizes whose frames repeated.What type of stone did the Florence architects use to make their geometric frames andfinishings and why?
Pietra Bigia was used to make the streets and squares of early Renaissance Florence. Thisstone is cemented by the mineral calcite with a brownish color. This gave it the strength tobe manipulated and used in frames.Pietraforte stone was selected, because it was strong, had a color that would turn lightbrown over time, and it developed interesting textures for the rough center. Also, itsstrength meant that Pietraforte could be used in features that could take a lot of weight.Correct!Pietra Serena stone was selected. Pietra Serena means “calm stone” in Italian.Pietra Serenawith its dark color and homogeneous texture becomes the material of framings in order tocreate contrast with white plaster and strengthen the affect of architectural form and order.All of these stone types were used to make geometric frames and finishings, and thus this isthe best answer.Pietra Serena stone was selected to make the geometric framings of Florence buildings.

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