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Direction is a means of inflection in the Villa Aldobrandini. Its front is articulated into additive parts or bays, but the unique diagonals of the fragmentary pediments on the end bays tend to direct the ends toward the center, and unify that dominating facade.
In the plan of Monticello the enclosing diagonal walls inflect the extremities toward the center focus.
In Siena the distortion of its facade inflects the Palazzo Publico toward its dominating piazza. Here distortion is a method of confirming the whole rather than of breaking it, as in the case of contradiction accommodated.
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