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Transcript of Renaissance Architecture
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Characteristics of the Renaissance architectures
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Renaissance style places emphasis on symmetry, proportion, geometry and the regularity of parts.
Architects tend to make churches look like heaven, therefore, buildings in medieval times were grand and luxary. Opposite, Renaissance architecture were simplier.
The Renaissance buildings had abandoned the Gothic style for the simplicity and balanced proportions of classicism, but duplicated the ancient Roman designs.
The St. Peter's Basilica in Rome has used the Renaissance style of building.
The characteristics of Renaissance architectures
Famous Renaissance architects
1. Andrea Palladio (1508-1580)
Andrea designed the church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice which made him famous. He wrote two influential books. One was called The Antiquities of Rome, which was used for the next 200 years as a standard teaching guide book. His ideas has influenced the whole western architecture development.
"the most influential architect of the whole Renaissance"'
—from History of Architecture on the Comparative Method
The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
built in 1610
2. Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472）
Leon designed numbers of buildings,
such as the Palazzo Rucellai which is perfectly proportioned in every parts.
Famous Renaissance architect
1. Round domes
2. Triangular pediments
The triangular pediments as roofs are always detailed designed with figures like goddess.
Often used in cathedrals and churches during the Renaissance. It was inherited from the Roman's.
Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture but the Ancient Romans were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures.
St. Paul’s Cathedral was designed by Christopher Wren, it has a round dome It is one of the most famous scenic spots in London now. Many people visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral for its beautiful design.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Bascilica di Sant' Andrea in Italy
Designed by Alberti
A catholic church in Italy