Francesco Mazzeo Mazzei studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Firenze and after a long apprenticeship as an engineer, he went to Volterra, a town with ancient origins, where he experienced "his intelligence and his ability" with the restoration work of the "battered" Palazzo Pretorio. In 1849 Mazzei became "the architect of the Royal Buildings" in the compartment of Florence. Between 1857 and 1865 he directed the important restoration work of the Bargello palace destined to become the National Museum. Mazzei’s fame as a restorer of ancient buildings brought him many consultancy works all over Italy. In 1862, together with Camillo Boito, he was a member of the committee, of the second ideas competition for the cemetery in Milan. In the same year he was invited by the city of Gubbio to draw up a restoration project of the Palazzo Pretorio.
|Titolo:||Francesco Mazzei architect (1806-1869). Medieval restorations and inventions: from Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra to the Bargello, Florence|
|Anno del prodotto:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|