Buckminster Knows 009

The Palazzo Barberini is the most important domestic building of the Baroque period. With contributions by all the leading Baroque architects: Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), Francesco Borromini (1599-1667), Carlo Maderno (1556-1629), Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669)... The building differs from other town palaces in its gardens and H-shaped plan, making it almost look like a villa. Novel features are the square staircase, ground-floor atrium (resembling a stoa) and the now destroyed transversed sala, an element implemented by Bernini (to whom the Palazzo is normally attributed) which would later become frequent in his architectural repertoire.  

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