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Rustication

During the Renaissance in Florence, rustication was used on the lower level of the Palazzi to distinguish the street level from the more refined upper levels. After this period, any masonry that is made up of very large blocks with deep joints and decorated with rough or bold finishes is referred to as rustication.

   
 
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Winchester - England
 
       
 
Palazzo Strozzi - Florence - Italy (1489)
 
Florence - Italy
 
London - England
 
       
 
Granada - Spain (15th century)
 
Milan - Italy
 
Rome - Italy