Maiano, Giuliano da (1432-1490)

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Giuliano da Maiano, Italian architect, inlayer and sculptor, was born in Maiano, Fiesole in c1432 and died in Naples in 1490. His first works were the wardrobes for the sacristy (Cathedral in Florence, 1463-65), and the doors of the Audience Hall (Palazzo Vecchio, Florence). They were followed by architectural creations like: Palazzo dello Strozzino (Florence), Palazzo Spannocchi (1473, Siena), cloister of the Benedictine Abbey (1470).

Afterwards he was very active in Rome, Loreto, Faenza (Cathedral, 1474-1486), in Recanati (Palazzo Venier), in the Marche, and in Naples (Porta Capuana, 1485; decoration of Chiesa di Monteoliveto; Villa di Poggioreale, destroyed, 1487-88). In 1480 he finished a tabernacle of the Madonna dell'Olivo (now in Cathedral of Prato), executed as well as many other works in collaboration with his brothers Benedetto and Giovanni.

Maiano is considered to be one of the principal representatives-"distributors" of Florentine style in Italy.

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