Renaissance Archicteture

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Renaissance Archicteture

Renaissance ArchitectureRenaissance Architecture was the style of architecture used between the 15th and 17th century across Europe. It features certain revivals of Roman and Greek architecture. The style places a heavy emphasis on proportion, symmetry, and geomtry in a repeating fashion. Orderly arrangements of columns and pillars supporting domed ceilings or semicricle arches were commonly seen in renaissance architectureBibliography:"Architecture." Boundless. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2013. "Renaissance -- Symmetry, Shape, Size." Annenberg Learner - Teacher Professional Development. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2013.

Example of Mannerism (Villa Rotonda)

Example of Early Renessaince Architecture

An Example of High Renessaince Architecture - St. Peter's Church by Michelangelo and Bramante

Renaissance Architecture

Three main stages of Renaissance Architecture1) Early Renaissance - Not known for its buildings due to economic instability2) High Renaissance - Most representative architect is Bramante. He drew influence from the circular design of Roman temples, but still put his own spin on it. 3) Mannerism - Architects began to experiment more with the harmony between spatial and solid relationships. It also gave more room for free and imaginative rhythms. Michelangelo was the most influential architect at the time. He is credited to inventing the giant order, a pillar stretching two or more stories.

St. Peters Dome

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