Gabrielle Morolli - Gondi, a Florentine dynasty and its Palace
A historian, professor of the history of architecture and member of the Board of Directors of the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze, he edited the book "The book" with the architect Paolo Fiumi.Gondi a Florentine dynasty and its Palace"Multi-press editions.
He also wrote the chapter "The Oyster and the Pearl", the ashlar and the carvings of Giuliano da Sangallo connected with the work of Giuseppe Poggi, who oversaw the restoration and completion of a part of the palace on Via deiGondi, as we see it today. The Florentine and above all Tuscan scholar, for forty years he dedicated himself to historical architectural research on the Renaissance and the Tuscan 19th century. He curated 50 exhibitions, both as a member of the scientific committee and as curator on the Medici commission and, for example, on the great architect Leon Battista Alberti.
He has published over 350 monographs and essays on Arnolfo di Cambio, "Brunelleschi e Masaccio", "Ghiberti architetto", Donatello, "Firenze del Quattrocento e Cinquecento", Michelozzo , "Piero della Francesca e Alberti", Bartolomeo Ammannati, "Bernini and the Piazza del Duomo in Siena", "Michelangelo and the façade of San Lorenzo", "Giuliano da Sangallo and the Age of Lorenzo the Magnificent" and Eugéne Violet-le Duc, then in-depth studies such as "Language of the columns, morphology, proportions and semantics of the architectural orders". Morolli worked tirelessly because he said "all that remains of us is what we write". Unfortunately our book was orphaned by his father, having disappeared after a long illness, the presentation took place without this emeritus scholar who made Italian and especially Tuscan art and artists in the world known, loved and appreciated.