The available information concerning the construction of the Florentine house of Bartolomeo Scala, a building attributed with excellent reasons to Giuliano da Sangallo, has increased thanks to the discovery, three decades ago, of a book of accounts with a long series of expenses related to the works carried out from 1474 to 1477. The register has been linked to the work of Giuliano in the house, but almost certainly concerns an earlier phase in which the existing buildings on the land plot purchased by Scala were united and adapted. In addition to providing names of masters and suppliers, the register contains many references to building materials, among which stand out many varieties of nails and a series of mirrors, used for the construction of the wooden “palco” of the hall. The analytical reading of this document allows us to hypothesize the form and characteristics of this extraordinary ceiling, perhaps decorated in such a way as to allude to the civic virtues of Bartolomeo Scala; in the text the position of the hall is also hypothesized, a room that has disappeared and has never been discussed before.

Aguti e bambole. Il palco ligneo della casa di Bartolomeo Scala a Firenze / Gianluca Belli. - In: OPUS INCERTUM. - ISSN 2035-9217. - STAMPA. - 2017(2017), pp. 42-55.

Aguti e bambole. Il palco ligneo della casa di Bartolomeo Scala a Firenze

Gianluca Belli
2017

Abstract

The available information concerning the construction of the Florentine house of Bartolomeo Scala, a building attributed with excellent reasons to Giuliano da Sangallo, has increased thanks to the discovery, three decades ago, of a book of accounts with a long series of expenses related to the works carried out from 1474 to 1477. The register has been linked to the work of Giuliano in the house, but almost certainly concerns an earlier phase in which the existing buildings on the land plot purchased by Scala were united and adapted. In addition to providing names of masters and suppliers, the register contains many references to building materials, among which stand out many varieties of nails and a series of mirrors, used for the construction of the wooden “palco” of the hall. The analytical reading of this document allows us to hypothesize the form and characteristics of this extraordinary ceiling, perhaps decorated in such a way as to allude to the civic virtues of Bartolomeo Scala; in the text the position of the hall is also hypothesized, a room that has disappeared and has never been discussed before.
2017
42
55
Gianluca Belli
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Opus Incertum 2017.pdf

accesso aperto

Descrizione: Testo
Tipologia: Pdf editoriale (Version of record)
Licenza: Open Access
Dimensione 2.35 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
2.35 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in FLORE sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2158/1130692
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact