Ducal Palace
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Architect Luciano Laurana
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Location Urbino, Italy   map
Date 1468   timeline
Building Type palace
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate mild
Context hilltop
Style Italian Renaissance
Notes asymmetrical hilltop complex with notable courtyard.


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Sources on Ducal Palace

John Fitzhugh Millar. Classical Architecture in Renaissance Europe 1419-1585. Virginia: Thirteen Colonies Press, 1987. ISBN 0-934943-07-9. LC 86-50560. NA510.M55. elevation drawing of courtyard, plate 9, p18. elevation drawing, plate 9, p18.

Peter Murray. Architecture of the Renaissance. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1971. ISBN 8109-1000-4. LC 70-149850. NA510.M87. plan drawing, f101, p80.

John Julius Norwich, ed. Great Architecture of the World. London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1975. cutaway drawing, courtyard photo, p151. Reprint edition: Da Capo Press, April 1991. ISBN 0-3068-0436-0. — An accessible, inspiring and informative overview of world architecture, with lots of full-color cutaway drawings, and clear explanations. Available at Amazon.com

Pasquale Rotondi. The Ducal Palace of Urbino. London: Alec Tiranti, 1969. NA7756.U8R6. ISBN85458 130/8. North/South section drawing, f53, p124-125. West/East section drawing, f52, p122-123. East/West section drawing, f51, p120-121. piano nobile floor plan drawing, f50, p118-119. ground floor plan drawing, f49, p116-117. secret garden in the ducal palace reconstruction perspective drawing, f44, p70-71. reconstruction by Professor Renato Bruscaglia.

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

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