“The studioli of the ducal palaces at Urbino and Gubbio offer elegant demonstrations of architecture’s capacity, as a discipline and medium, to transact between the mental and physical realms of human experience. Constructed between 1474 and 1483 for the military captain Federico da Montefeltro, of Urbino, the studioli may be described as treasuries of emblems, for they contain not things but images of things, rendered with remarkable perspectival exactitude. Over the past five centuries, these chambers have themselves become emblems for the intellectual milieu at the court of Urbino, crystallizing a unique brand of humanism1 that spanned the mathematical and verbal as well as liberal and mechanical arts. … ”

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