Mauro Codussi

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Mauro Codussi , also Mauro Coducci, (* around 1440 in Lenna , † 1504 in Venice ) was an Italian stonemason and architect of the early Renaissance .

Mauro Codussi was probably trained as a stonemason in Lombardy. Around 1470 he came to Venice at the same time as Pietro Lombardo , with whom he subsequently worked on a number of buildings.

Codussi was the first architect in Venice to take up Florentine suggestions, so he was familiar with Alberti's buildings in Rimini and Mantua. In his designs, he combined innovations of the Renaissance with Byzantine structures that were inherited in Venice. Typical for him are a preference for horizontal structuring elements, a rich ornamental design and semicircular gable ends.


Clock tower on St. Mark's Square in Venice


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