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  Renaissance architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renaissance Architecture: Between the 14th and the 16th Centuries there was the stirrings of a new cultural movement which came to be known as the Renaissance, literally the “Rebirth”, because it revived and developed certain elements of Classical Greek and Roman thought and material culture.
Architecture continued to thrive in the reigns of Henry II and Henry III.
In Hungary, the Renaissance architectural style appeared at a relatively early date with the marriage of King Matthias Corvinus and Beatrix of Naples in 1476.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance_architecture   (1636 words)

 Italian architecture - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Italy's Romanesque architecture (12th cent.) reveals the first use of the groined vault with projecting ribs.
Gothic architecture was not greatly developed in Italy; a notable exception is the cathedral of Milan, built in part by foreign architects.
However, the Italians largely adhered to the native tradition of building in terms of simple basilican proportions with massive walls, a practice that was carried into the Renaissance.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ital-arc.html   (738 words)

 Italian architecture — Infoplease.com
Italian architecture: The Romanesque - The Romanesque Italy's Romanesque architecture (12th cent.) reveals the first use of the groined...
Italian architecture: Gothic Influences - Gothic Influences Gothic architecture was not greatly developed in Italy; a notable exception is...
Italian architecture: The Baroque - The Baroque The beginning of the 17th cent.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0825664.html   (221 words)

 Cornell Department of Architecture
By the late 1930s the discussion of vernacular architecture was infused with the rhetoric of racial and cultural superiority that was familiar to contemporary political discussions.
Native architecture was cited as being superior, and Modern architects were encouraged to focus on Italic forms (rather than those from outside) for the perfect solution to their theoretical explorations.
Historians of Italian architecture built during the Fascist regime have long identified a relationship between Fascist ideology and the formal language for new Modernist construction.
www.architecture.cornell.edu /faculty_pages/LASANSKY/LasanskyLec_virilesweet.htm   (697 words)

 Dress and Decor :: Theatre 301, UBC :: The Renaissance :: Architecture :: Italy
As in earlier Italian Gothic buildings, The exterior of the Florence dome is austere, and features a simple oculus in each of the eight sections of the drum.
The west end is bisymmetrical, the prominent central element being a pedimented porch, so often seen in Renaissance architecture; the front elevation of the Parthenon and the front porch of the Roman Pantheon come to mind.
In architecture, it is characterized by defiance of the conventional use of the classical orders, and a distortion of classical proportion.
www.theatre.ubc.ca /dress_decor/renaissance_arch_italy.htm   (1354 words)

 Italian art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Byzantine art (see Byzantine art and architecture) in Italy was a highly formal and refined decoration with a standardized calligraphy and an admirable use of color and gold.
The towering virtuoso of baroque exuberance and grandeur in sculpture and architecture was Bernini.
Italian designers, particularly those of Milan, have profoundly influenced international styles with their imaginative and ingenious functional works.
www.bartleby.com /65/it/Ital-art.html   (1718 words)

 Architecture and Public Space
The architectural language invented by the Italian Renaissance architects became the dominant architectural language of the modern world, displaced only by the advent of modernist architecture in the twentieth century.
By being as much an exterior architecture as an interior one, the dome is about the public space in Florence and serves as a visual gravitational center to the civic life of the city.
The Renaissance architecture of the fifteenth century is dominated by flat surfaces and strong lines which emphasize the principles of architecture.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/REN/ARCHI.HTM   (1585 words)

 Architecture of italian Lighthouses
Italian lighthouses constitute a historical and cultural resource for the country's architectural heritage as well as for the coastal landscape of each region.
The present volume, The Architecture of Italian Lighthouses, inaugurates a series of publications celebrating these symbols of safety through a detailed and illustrated study of their typological and architectural features.
Geometry, construction, architecture and optics constitute are the leading thread of this specialized analysis, which is necessary to fully understand the physical and metaphysical nature of our lighthouses.
www.isolapiana.com /cultura/recensioni/the_architecture_of_italian_lighthouses.htm   (607 words)

 Italian Renaissance Art: Italian Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture
Throughout the Gothic period in the middle ages, when architecture in France and England was dominated by architecture executed on the grandest scale in Western history, with immense and airy cathedrals representing one of the highest points of European architectural genius, Italian architecture was an uninspired and relatively small affair.
In the process, the architects, humanists, and painters of the Renaissance (for architecture was considered a universal art in the Renaissance) invented a new idea of public space in which civic pride and organization would be organized on a city-wide scale.
In addition, the various parts of the architectural whole must be congruous or harmonious with one another&emdash;in architectural theory this was called dispositio, or disposition.
www.uml.edu /Dept/History/ArtHistory/Italian_Renaissance/11_12_13.htm   (1214 words)

 Itailian Renaissance Architecture
Italy was the birthplace of the renaissance architecture.
The development of this style of architecture ranged from the 15th century until the 19th century.
As time passed and technology advanced, the limits of architectural design was no longer the same as in the past.
www.boneshouse.com /Italian_Renaissance_Architecture.htm   (635 words)

 Italian-Style Architecture in Historic Chatham, Virginia
The Italian villas typically had extensive park-like naturalistically-landscaped grounds, a floor plan convenient to a life involving entertainment and a staff of house servants, a liberal use of brackets, bays, cornices (often arched), and in many cases a tower.
The third Italian type, and the last to appear, is called “Italianate.” It involves the adaptation of Italian-style ornamentation — brackets, bays, and cornices — to all types of buildings, not just the prestigious and imposing.
The design chosen was an Italian villa, resembling some of Philadelphia/Raleigh architect Samuel Sloan's pattern-book offerings of two decades prior, possibly with adjustments made to accommodate the abilities of local tradesman and the careful financing of James Whittle.
www.victorianvilla.com /sims-mitchell/local/architecture/italian/index.htm   (1113 words)

 Italian Architecture
The classical ideals of Rome and ancient Greece were reintroduced into Italian architecture during the Renaissance.
The Pirelli skyscraper in Milan, built by Ponti and Nervi in the late 1950s, is an example of modern Italian architecture.
Architecture from the last two centuries is best represented in Milan and Turin; and some redevelopment projects have taken place in Genoa.
www.lagazzettaitaliana.com /architecture.asp   (795 words)

 Italy: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
While not every artistic period was responsible for positively influencing the architecture of Italy, the Renaissance and Baroque periods both produced structures that are admired and considered classics today.
The Renaissance period was marked by a return to some of the classic architectural elements, epitomized by the arches, domes and decorative touches of some of Rome's early buildings.
The architecture of the period departed from the traditionalist forms seen in Renaissance designs and moved toward grander structures with flowing, curving shapes.
www.lifeinitaly.com /culture/architecture.asp   (691 words)

 Italian architecture exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Many of the contemporary Italian architects represented in the exhibition will take part in discussions on campus and in New York City April 1-2, on what constitutes modern architecture in Italy today and where it is headed.
The College of Architecture, Art and Planning is hosting a discussion and exhibition on contemporary Italian architecture and photography, featuring some of its top practitioners.
Participants will strive to link Italian architecture's past and present with its future, look at the role architecture plays in Italian society, the issues that might be debated and who might be included in a broader debate.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/05/3.31.05/Italian_arch_exhibit.html   (462 words)

 Italian Art and Architecture - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Italian Art and Architecture, the art and architecture of Italy from the fall of the Roman Empire in the mid-5th century to the present day.
While Michelangelo, Titian, and Raphael were working in a robust figurative style, other painters were adopting more lyrical and decorative idioms no...
Among the first major architects of the early Baroque was Carlo Maderno, who is known principally for his work on St Peter's.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Italian_Art_and_Architecture.html   (154 words)

Italian Area is a database documenting the Italian artistic scene, with particular attention to the works by artists active from the late 1980s to the present, with many images.
The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) is a New York based non-profit organization founded in 1975 for the purpose of promoting the study of the Italian language and culture within the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The National Organization of Italian American Women, founded in 1980, is the only national membership organization for women of Italian ancestry and has formed a national network to support the educational and professional aspirations of its members and to combat ethnic stereotypes by promoting positive role models.
www.ccny.cuny.edu /library/italian.html   (5480 words)

 Modernism in Italian Architecture, 1890-1940 - The MIT Press
Modernism in Italian Architecture examines the legacy of the romantic revolution, which confronted architects with the dilemma of how to create an architecture that was both modern and national.
His study of Novecento architecture chronicles a movement whose use of classical detailing created a "postmodernism" contemporaneous with the pioneering buildings of the International Style elsewhere in Europe and preceding its arrival in Italy.
Richard Etlin is Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Maryland.
mitpress.mit.edu /catalog/item/default.asp?tid=8438&ttype=2   (220 words)

 NGA - Italian Renaissance Architecture: Brunelleschi, Sangallo, Michelangelo--The Cathedrals of Florence and Pavia and ...
NGA - Italian Renaissance Architecture: Brunelleschi, Sangallo, Michelangelo--The Cathedrals of Florence and Pavia and Saint Peter's, Rome (12/1994)
Italian Renaissance Architecture: Brunelleschi, Sangallo, Michelangelo--The Cathedrals of Florence and Pavia and Saint Peter's, Rome
Overview: 14 original architectural models surviving from the Italian Renaissance were shown together with 67 related paintings, drawings, prints, manuscripts, and medals gathered from museums in Europe and the United States.
www.nga.gov /past/data/exh689.htm   (235 words)

 Learn Italian.Why learn Italian in Italy at Leonardo da Vinci's Italian language school   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The course is designed for students who are already experts in the field of architecture and who are interested in Italian architectural language for reasons of work or study.
Since the field of architecture is extremely broad and cannot be covered in a thorough manner in the few available lessons, students may begin the course by planning with the instructor a program with a narrower focus on the basis of their needs, with a concentration on only several topics.
Melodrama is a fundamental feature of Italian culture, and many foreigners, as lovers of lyric opera, are interested in understanding the words of libretti or of using the texts of operas to improve their Italian.
www.abroadlanguages.com /al/italian/courses/profesional_courses3.asp   (1560 words)

 Italian Gardens, books
Italian Gardens is a practical and beautifully illustrated guide to more than 60 of the finest examples, from the seventeenth-century gardens of Castello d'Aglie in Piedmont to the thirteenth-century Moorish garden of the Villa Rufolo in Campania.
Contemporary garden authority and photographer Russell recently followed the trail blazed by Wharton around the Italian peninsula, relooking at the gardens the previous writer had favored in her collection of articles, which has come to be regarded as a groundbreaking reckoning of Italian landscape art and...
An International Convention dedicated to Italian and European historical gardens with specific emphasis on the architecture of grottos and nymphaeums was held in Florence and Lucca (Palazzo Pitti — Villa Buonvisi Bottini, September 1998), the proceedings of which are now published in the present volume.
www.leterrae.com /italiangardens.htm   (1863 words)

 Syncromesh Spotlight: italian gothic architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These houses of various sizes were styled after a variety of architecture: French, Gothic, Italian, and Victorian, with their cupolas, mansard roofs, and gothic windows and doors.
Architecture From Cunnan Romanesque Architecture Gothic Architecture Italian Renaissance Architecture Tudor Architecture This article is a stub.
The XIII century: Architecture - passage of the French Gothic in Italy; The "Italian" Gothic; The sculpture: from Nicola Pisano to Arnolfo di Cambio.
www.syncromesh.net /italiangothicarchitecture   (895 words)

 LAAP - History of Italian Colonial Architecture in Asmara
In the agreement of a five-years research project (2004 – 2009) about the present-day state of the architecture of Italian Colonial origins in the East-Africa Horn, the study about the planning of the city of Asmara is the first step that opens a long and intense work period that will engage our Laboratory.
But we discuss about architecture, and specifically of urban planning, for this we define blind the didactic work directed to hide the deep town-planning, building, hydraulic, and of energetic science innovations, produced during the Colonial period from the end of the ‘800 to the fourth decades of ‘900.
The study project: “History of the Italian Colonial Architecture in the African Horn” is based on the professional experience of the components of the LAAP that have done didactical, project and research work in Ethiopia and Eritrea in the two years 2002 – 2003.
www.laap.it /doc/project017/pages/eng/text.htm   (2770 words)

 1998: Architecture: Italian Architect Renzo Piano Wins Pritzker Prize - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
Archives consist of articles that originally appeared in Collier's Year Book (for events of 1997 and earlier) or as monthly updates in Encarta Yearbook (for events of 1998 and later).
Italian architect Renzo Piano, 60, was chosen as the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize on April 20, 1998.
The $100,000 prize and accompanying medallion will be awarded to Piano at a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 17.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_1741587654/1998_Architecture_Italian_Architect_Renzo_Piano_Wins_Pritzker_Prize.html   (149 words)

Although the large majority of Italians are Roman Catholics, it is worth remembering that, in reality, not all Italians in Los Angeles are of one religion (nor ethnicity: e.g., Albanian, "Arbresche," Greek, 'Griko' or 'Grecanico').
Peter’s Church began as a mission church for the community in 1904 by Bishop Conaty "to produce good Catholics according to Italian tradition." It became a dedicated church in 1906, destroyed by fire in 1944, rebuilt and rededicated in 1947.
Peter’s Italian Church is still the only Italian national parish in southern California, where one can hear mass in Italian and participate in expressions of Italian folk Catholicism.
www.italianlosangeles.org /index.php?37   (349 words)

 History of Italian Architecture, 1944-1985 - The MIT Press
Manfredo Tafuri presents a sophisticated account of the origins and development of the movements and schools that have shaped Italian architecture and urban design since the Liberation.
Manfredo Tafuri is the Director of the Department of History of architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice.
He is the author of The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s, Architectura and Utopia and coauthor with Giorgio Ciucci, Francesco Dal Co, and Mario Manieri-Elia of The American City, all published by The MIT Press.
mitpress.mit.edu /catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=9246   (205 words)

 Italian Culture Seminars, food & wine with Language Courses in Italy
The Italian anguage school, "Torre di Babele", organizes seminars led by experts active in various fields of Italian culture.
The minimum number of participants in each group is five and students interested in taking part in a particular seminar may reserve a place at the beginning of the Italian language course.
Italian architecture: The center and the suburbs; Architecture of the last 100 years in Rome New tendencies in Italian architecture today.
www.torredibabele.com /seminars.htm   (339 words)

 Italian Baptist Church
The result was a vernacular adaptation of Northern Italian Renaissance style churches that Bellondi was familiar with.
Not only representing the Italian community's contribution to Barre's architecture, the Italian Baptist Church also directly illustrates the role religion played in the assimilation of American cultural patterns and values.
The Italian Baptist Church, currently the Church of God Prophecy, is located at 10 North Brook St. It is not open to the public.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/centralvermont/cv25.htm   (362 words)

 Italian architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Brunelleschi emulated the ancient Romans in his masterly construction (1420–34) of the dome of the Florentine cathedral, and Michelozzo used antique elements in the courtyard of the Medici Palace, Florence (begun 1444).
Italy has followed the trends of modern architecture; its outstanding practitioners include Pier Luigi Nervi, Giuseppe Terragni, Gio Ponti, and Renzo Piano.
1962); C. Meeks, Italian Architecture, 1750–1914 (1966); T. West, A History of Architecture in Italy (1968); M. Tafuri, History of Italian Architecture, 1944–1985 (1989).
www.bartleby.com /65/it/Ital-arc.html   (621 words)

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