Chancellery Palace
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Location Rome, Italy   map
Date 1483 to 1517   timeline
Building Type palazzo
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry
Climate mediterranean
Context urban
Style Italian Rennaisance
Notes Influenced by Alberti. long facade.




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Discussion Chancellery Palace Commentary

"Chancellery Palace, Rome, adjoining S. Lorenzo in Damaso, (was) built 1483-1517, first by Bregno and then by Bramante. Designed for Cardinal Riario, this enormous palace became the papal chancellery. The façade is made of travertine taken from the Colosseum. The 44 columns of the courtyard came from the theatre of Pompeii."

— Henri Stierlin. Comprende l'Architecture universelle. p193.

Sources on Chancellery Palace

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. double center diagram, p200. — Updated edition available at

Ludwig G. Heydenreich and Wolfgang Lotz. Architecture in Italy 1400 to 1600. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1974. ISBN 14-0560.38-6. NA1115.H4913. plan drawing including site, f27, p68. Letarouilly, op. cit., I.

Peter Murray. Architecture of the Renaissance. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1971. ISBN 0-8478-0474-7. LC 82-62749. NA510.M87 1985. elevation drawing, f128, p102. exterior and interior photographs, plate71, p49. discussion, p48-49.

Henri Stierlin. Comprendre l'Architecture Universelle 1. Fribourg, Switzerland: Office du Livre, 1977. discussion p193.

Richard Guy Wilson. McKim, Mead and White, Architects. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. NA737.M4W54. ISBN 0-8478-0491-7. LC 83-4534. courtyard perspective drawing, f186, p140. Paul-Marie Letarouilly, Edifices de Rome Moderne, 1840-1857.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Chancellery Palace


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