Slaves to Architecture

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As your correspondents strolled leisurely through Milan after a long and ample lunch, we observed that the city was indeed as ‘tough as nails’, as Yvonne Farrell had remarked. The general lack of exterior detail on the early twentieth century architecture, however, is relieved by some of the earlier survivals such as the Casa degli Omenoni by Leone Leoni (1509-90), where figures and architectural elements are combined for dramatic effect.

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