Architecture and Memory

The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

Robert Kirkbride


Directly beneath "FEDERICVS" we find Plato and Aristotle placed side-by-side. A statistical breakdown of these figures yields the following: two are from the Old Testament, six are ancient Greeks, one is Egyptian, and four are Roman. Fifteen of the twenty-eight are Christian (including four of Federico's contemporaries), and twelve of these fifteen are in the bottom tier. Drawn by author and Kazushige Yoshitake.

Source: © Robert Kirkbride

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