Doge's Palace
 Great Buildings  Search  Advanced  Buildings  Architects  Types  Places  3D Models  Pix  Archiplanet   ArchitectureWeek  
Architect unknown
Subscribers - login to skip ads
Location Venice, Italy   map
Date 1309 to 1424   timeline
Building Type palace
 Construction System bearing masonry-cut stone-colored marble
Climate mediterranean
Context urban waterfront
Style Italian Gothic
Notes Strong planar facade on slender columns and arches. "Palazzo Ducale".
Images

 


Photo, front facade across water, with tower behind

Photo, main facade across the water

Photo, inner courtyard
Drawings

 


Detail Drawing

Plan Drawing

3D Model
3D Massing Model (DesignWorkshop 3dmf)

Model Viewing Instructions
 Free 3D for the GBC
Discussion Doge's Palace Commentary

"The Doge's Palace, Venice, has faŤades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of that great scheme of town-planning which was carried out through successive centuries. The faŤades, with a total length of nearly 152 m (500 ft), have open arcades in the two lower storeys, and the third storey was rebuilt after a fire in the sixteenth century, so as to extend over the arcades. This upper storey is faced with white and rose-coloured marble, resembling ornate windows and finished with a lace-like parapet of oriental cresting."

— Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. p506.

Details

"The arcade columns, which originally stood on a stylobate of three steps, now rise from the ground without bases, and the sturdy continuous tracery of the second tier of arcades lends an appearance of strength to the open arches. The capitals of the columns, particularly the angle capital which was eulogised by Ruskin in The Stones of Venice, are celebrated for the delicate carving in low-grained marble. The whole scheme of columned and pointed arcades, with its combination of carved capitals and long horizontal lines of open tracery, is of that unique design which can only be termed Venetian Gothic."

— Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. p506.

Address

On the Piazette San Marcos.

Resources
Sources on Doge's Palace

Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1834.086

Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2182.1013.0218.008.

Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. Boston: Butterworths, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. NA200.F63 1987. discussion p506. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com

Duane Siegrist, University of Oregon. Slide from photographer's collection, July 1993. PCD.3236.1011.0837.051. PCD.3236.1011.0837.050. PCD.3236.1011.0837.045.

Henri Stierlin. Comprendre l'Architecture Universelle 1. Paris: Office du Livre S.A. Fribourg (Suisse), 1977. plan drawing, p184. no image credit.

Russell Sturgis. The Architecture Sourcebook. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984. ISBN 0-442-20831-9. LC 84-7275. NA2840.S78. detail drawing, p137.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

Amazon.com  Find books about Doge's Palace


 

Loading...
Web Resources
Links on Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace at ArchiplanetFind, add, and edit info at the all-buildings collaboration

We appreciate your  suggestions  for links about Doge's Palace.

Loading...
 Great Buildings  Search   Model Viewing Tips   DW   Discussion   Blogs   Books   Archiplanet   ArchitectureWeek  
Subscribe free to weekly design and building newsletters by ArchitectureWeek

Quick Search by name of Building, Architect, or Place:   
Examples:  "Fallingwater",  "Wright",  "Paris"       Advanced Search
Send this to a friend | Contribute | Subscribe | Link | Credits | Media Kit | Photo Licensing | Suggestions

Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers including
BuilderSpace.com, and Saniflo Upflush.
 

© 1994-2013 Artifice, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings/Doges_Palace.html