(Majano), a family of Italian architects, sculptors, and wood-carvers.

Giuliano da Maiano. Born in 1432 in Maiano, Tuscany; died Oct. 17, 1490, in Naples. Architect.

Developing the traditions of the Tuscan Early Renaissance (F. Brunelleschi), G. da Maiano sought more complex spatial solutions and often stressed the decorative elements in his architecture (Spannochi Palace in Siena, c. 1473; Faenza Cathedral, 1474-86; Porta Capuana, Naples, 1484). He directed a wood-carving workshop, where he made decorations for churches and public buildings (wood carving or intarsia).

Benedetto da Maiano. Born in 1442 in Maiano, Tuscany; died Sept. 24, 1497, in Florence. Sculptor and architect. Brother of G. da Maiano.

B. da Maiano studied under his brother, with whom he often collaborated. His sculpture, which reflects the influences of A. Rossellino and Desiderio da Settignano, is noted for the delicate harmony of sculptural and architectural elements (pulpit in the Church of Santa Croce in Florence, marble, 1472-76). He also did a number of portrait busts (Filippo Strozzi, painted terra-cotta, c. 1490, Louvre, Paris). His architectural works include the Strozzi Palace in Florence (c. 1489, completed by Cronaca) and the tracery of the portico of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Arezzo (c. 1490).


Dussler, L. Benedetto da Maiano. Munich, 1924.
Cendali, L. Giuliano e Benedetto da Maiano. San Casciano in Val di Pesa, 1926.
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Within this early period, works securely associated with other leading Florentine sculptors, including Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea del Verrocchio, Michelozzo, Benedetto da Maiano, Baccio da Montelupo and Michele da Firenze, are highly sought after but extremely rare.
Documents confirm that Giacomo del Maiano was commissioned to construct the frame on April 8, 1480 and had agreed to have it completed, except for the gilding, by August of 1482.
The Italian Holiday itinerary features Be My Guest experiences in which guests have dinner at Fattoria di Maiano, a 15th century olive oil estate overlooking the city of Florence.
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1999); en la Habilidad fisica, Condicion fisica, Atractivo, Fuerza, Autoconcepto fisico general y Autoconcepto general (Goni, Ruiz de Azua y Liberal, 2004; Maiano, Ninot y Bilard, 2004); en la Apariencia fisica, Grasa corporal, Competencia deportiva, Actividad fisica, Resistencia, Fuerza, Coordinacion, Salud y Flexibilidad (Klomsten, Skaalvik y Espnes, 2004); y, en el Autoconcepto fisico (Ayora, Garcia y Rubio, 1997; Hagger, Biddle y Wang, 2005).
Non lo fu da Bembo stesso, nei suoi esercizi lirici; (3) e nemmeno dai suoi successori, vista la larga fortuna che arrise all'edizione dei Sonetti e canzoni di diversi antichi autori toscani, stampata in Firenze nel 1527 (e la cosiddetta Giuntina, o Ventisettana) e comprendente testi di Dante Alighieri, Cino da Pistoia, Guido Cavalcanti, Dante da Maiano, Guittone d'Arezzo e altri.
15) At about the same time Dante da Maiano, near Florence, wrote sonnets, ballate, and canzoni in Italian, and two sonnets in Occitan.
A marble altarpiece by Benedetto da Maiano features a somewhat diminutive angel in a pose similar to Credi's, beseeching a stately but kindly Madonna (before 1489; Santa Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy).
Finally there is a series of portrait busts arranged around the original wooden model of the Palazzo Strozzi (made by either Benedetto da Maiano or Giuliano da Sangallo in 1489).
Pius may well have initiated the building of this poolside palace, but for its architect, I would prefer Giuliano da Maiano, Antonio Federighi or, perhaps, Pietro Paolo del Porrina.
One such approach is evident from the very first pages, where Hollander highlights the importance of the Vita nuova and Dante's experimentalism by looking also at the poems that the author eventually did not include in his first major work; among those poems, one should certainly pay attention to the series of poems Dante exchanged with Dante da Maiano, in which casuistic love is analysed.