An article by Stefano Cannas November 17 saw the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for the restoration of the Pazzi Chapel Loggia, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture, within the Santa Croce complex, in Florence. The beautiful Pazzi Chapel was commissioned to Filippo Brunelleschi (yes, that Brunelleschi!) in 1429, but the works went on until after the death of the famous architect, with contributions by many artists such as Luca della Robbia and Giuliano da Maiano. The loggia was built and decorated in grey pietra serena sandstone, colourful maiolica and terracotta, which are all materials that tend to crumble as time goes by, and therefore need urgent restoration. In order to raise the funds needed, the Opera di Santa Croce, supported by The Florentine, has decided to turn to the art lovers all over the world, inviting them to back the project on the world's largest crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Wouldn’t you like to become part of the 720-year-long history of Santa Croce? Be #CrazyforPazzi! Discover the details of the project and the rewards here.
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