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Architecture in the Elizabethan Era

English period 8 ppt project

Molly Walker

on 26 February 2013

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Transcript of Architecture in the Elizabethan Era

-Molly Walker- Elizabethan Architecture The Architectural Era Transition Elizabethan Architecture
Traits Elizabethan Homes Materials and traits of
Elizabethan buildings Public Buildings Citations: ~Architecture all over England began
to develop this Renaissance essence and
new ideas began to form and branch off of
the Renaissance beliefs~ Before the Renaissance architecture style,
Gothic fashioned structures were seen
everywhere and was known for it's
specific traits:
~cold-looking buildings
~large stone structures
~spires & gargoyles This era showed a lot of secular and humanistic features
~humanism and its beliefs
~influenced people to become for humanistic Materials:
~wood, stone, brick, basic cement blocks, used
scaffolding when constructing on the outside
of buildings
~very open spaces, rounded entryways, wooden
~distinctive, lots of symmetry
~wooden vertical timbers, thatched roofs,
pillared overhanging porches, large
rounded windows The architecture of the homes in England
greatly affected the spread of the new movement.

The production of the houses themselves
increased greatly in the new time period

Each house was different in its way of showing
the Renaissance and how much wealth
the owners had to be able to
decorate and embellish the

~churches, castles, theatres, shopping centers,
government buildings

~inspired the public and spread the idea of
education as well as showing different
ways of expressing the Renaissance

~lots of decoration on buildings of power
and importance http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-architecture.htm



-Elizabethan Architecture by Mark Girouard, 2009, Yale University Press
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