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  Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Italian Renaissance of the 15th century represented a reconnection of the west with classical antiquity, the absorption of knowledge—particularly mathematics—from Arabic, the return of experimentalism, the focus on the importance of living well in the present (e.g.
Renaissance humanism), an explosion of the dissemination of knowledge brought on by printing and the creation of new techniques in art, poetry, and architecture, leading in turn to a radical change in the style and substance of the arts and letters.
The Italian Renaissance was intertwined with the intellectual movement known as Renaissance humanism and with the fiercely independent and combative urban societies of the city-states of central and northern Italy in the 13th to 16th centuries.
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 Renaissance architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renaissance Architecture: The cultural movement called the Renaissance (which literally means re-birth) was just that in architecture, a rebirth of the Roman traditions of design recognized by contemporaries in the term all'Antica, "in the Antique manner".
Renaissance chateaux were built in the Loire Valley, the earliest example being the Château d'Amboise (c.1495) in which Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years, and the style became dominant under Francis I(1515-47).
Later examples of Renaissance architecture in Portugal include the cathedrals of Leiria and Portalegre, the Jesuit college at Évora and the church of São Roque in Lisbon.
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 Renaissance Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
The main scene of the outer panels, the Crucifixion, is unforgettably grim, with a dead, horribly contorted Christ observed by the mourning Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, Saint John the Baptist as witness, and Mary Magdalene, all racked with grief and set in a barren, desolate landscape.
In Spain, painters during the Renaissance never fully achieved the modernity found in northern Europe and Italy, although their art was almost totally dependent on these two traditions.
In architecture, a fully Renaissance structure was not built until late in the century.
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 Architecture and Public Space
The Renaissance, however, saw the development of a new architecture from the fifteenth to the sixteenth centuries that was the first "modern" architecture.
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.
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 Itailian Renaissance Architecture
Italy was the birthplace of the renaissance architecture.
During its development, the renaissance architecture was seen most in Florence, Rome, and Venice Italy.
Renaissance architecture continued to influence the development of the modern world well into the 20th century.
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 Renaissance architecture - definition of Renaissance architecture in Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Renaissance Architecture: The cultural movement called the Renaissance (which literally means re-birth) was just that in architecture, a rebirth of the Roman traditions of design.
When the Renaissance spirit was finally exported into Spain, France, England, the Low Countries, Germany, Sweden and Poland, the style made its appearance fully formed.
In England the first great exponent of Renaissance architecture was Inigo Jones 1573 - 1652, who had studied architecture in Italy where the influence of Palladio was very strong.
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 Renaissance art and architecture on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
RENAISSANCE ART AND ARCHITECTURE [Renaissance art and architecture] works of art and structures produced in Europe during the Renaissance.
Venice's Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism and Venice and the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture 1100-1500 and Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West.
Florence; On the other side of the Renaissance; Florence is an art lover's paradise, rich with the architecture, sculptures and paintings of the Renaissance.
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 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.
The invention of the uniquely Italian style in Renaissance architecture is typically given to Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1466), who is also credited with inventing the principles of linear perspective in drawing and painting.
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 Renaissance art and architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
During the Renaissance the ideals of art and architecture became unified in the acceptance of classical antiquity and in the belief that humanity was a measure of the universe.
Brunelleschi, the earliest great architect of the Renaissance, produced its first examples (c.1420) in the Florentine churches of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito and in the revolutionary plan for the dome of the Cathedral of Florence.
In France in the 16th cent., Renaissance taste made one of its first tentative appearances in the Louis XII wing of the château of Blois.
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 Renaissance -- Symmetry, Shape, Size
In constructing churches, Renaissance architects no longer used the shape of a cross as a basis for their structures.
The Renaissance painter depicted the human figure as realistically as possible, often with backgrounds of the natural world.
Renaissance painters not only portrayed objects with more realism than earlier artists did, they often filled their canvases with more objects, all carefully and accurately depicted.
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 Renaissance -- Symmetry, Shape, Size
One of the most interesting proportions used by Renaissance artists, the golden mean, had also been used by the ancient Greeks in art and architecture.
Vitruvius extolled the virtues of proportion and symmetry in architecture, and he explained how the human body represented the beauty of proportion in nature.
Renaissance architects, especially those in Italy, also went to the ruins of ancient buildings to measure them and learn how proportion and symmetry were applied in real structures.
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 Renaissance art and architecture articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Renaissance art and architecture RENAISSANCE ART AND ARCHITECTURE [Renaissance art and architecture] works of art and structures produced in Europe during the Renaissance.
English art and architecture ENGLISH ART AND ARCHITECTURE [English art and architecture] the distinctive national art and architecture that art may be said to have evolved in the 12th cent.
Mexican art and architecture MEXICAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE [Mexican art and architecture] works of art and structures produced in the area that is now the country of Mexico.
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 Art & Architecture: The Renaissance
The Renaissance was a rebirth of art and architecture, when artists and craftsmen looked back to the work of the Greeks and Romans for ideas.
The Renaissance first emerges in Italy in the 1400s and spreads through Spain, France and Germany, eventually arriving in England in the late 1500s.
Renaissance artists began to study the geometry of shapes and the science of how to construct beautiful buildings.
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 Renaissance art and architecture
Renaissance art and architecture: Art of the Renaissance - Art of the Renaissance The Italian Renaissance A radical break with medieval methods of...
Renaissance art and architecture: Architecture of the Renaissance - Architecture of the Renaissance During the Renaissance the ideals of art and architecture became...
Renaissance - Renaissance [Fr.,=rebirth], term used to describe the development of Western civilization that...
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 Renaissance architecture - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Renaissance Art and Architecture, painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts produced in Europe in the historical period called the...
Renaissance churches (15th century onward) were constructed in Italy and then north of the Alps.
Alberti, Leon Battista (1404-1472), Italian architect and writer, who was the first important art theorist of the Renaissance and among the first...
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 Architecture in Renaissance Italy | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Renaissance revival of Classical Rome was as important in architecture as it was in literature.
As in the Classical world, Renaissance architecture is characterized by harmonious form, mathematical proportion, and a unit of measurement based on the human scale.
As a trained humanist and true Renaissance man, Alberti was as accomplished as an architect as he was a humanist, musician, and art theorist.
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 Italian Renaissance Architecture - A Great Resource of Information (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture Collection of expandable images used in a course at the Department of ArchitecturalHistory, University of Virginia, covering Italy, France and England.
The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance by Jacob Burckhardt - 0226080498...
Architecture of Fillipo Brunelleschi and Michelozzo di Bartolommeo in the Italian Renaissance.
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 Italian Renaissance Architecture Schdedule
Hubertus GÙnther, "The Renaissance of Antiquity" from The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, 1994: 150-163.
Henry Millon, "Models in Renaissance Architecture" in The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: 19-73.
James Ackerman, The Architecture of Michelangelo, Chapter 7, "The Farnese Palace": 171-192 and Chapter 8, "The Basilica of St. Peter": 193-220.
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 Architectural Review, The: Rowe's Renaissance: Italian architecture of the 16th century - Reviews - Italian ...
He sought to make international modern architecture acceptable by investing it with a historical legitimacy, rather as Pevsner claimed Voysey as a precursor of the Bauhaus.
Studying at the Warburg Institute, Rowe was influenced by Wittkower and especially by Gombrich from whom he derived his hostility to the Zeitgeist interpretations and historical determinism of critics such as Pevsner.
Regarding technique and tradition as important as style, he argued that it was 'all too easy to accept the kind of inevitable stylistic development that was first postulated by Vasari and continued by the architectural historians of the twentieth century'.
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 Rome: Traveler's Guide to Art & Architecture : Art : Renaissance | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The term Renaissance, or "rebirth," was only later applied to this period in Italy (from where it spread to the rest of Europe).
This Tuscan monk and early master was invited to Rome by the pope to paint the Vatican's Nicholas V chapel (1448-50).
A true "Renaissance man," Leonardo used his genius to experiment in a range of disciplines, from art to philosophy to science (on paper, he even designed machine guns and rudimentary helicopters).
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 Vitruvio.ch - Renaissance Architecture - The New Age (Architettura del Rinascimento)
Renaissance Architecture, The New Age (Architettura del Rinascimento)
Art and Architecture produced in Europe in the historical period covers the 200 years between 1400 and 1600.
The Renaissance in England (Il Rinascimento in Inghilterra)
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 Architecture . A Web Portal
An architecture encyclopedia and guide to world famous architects and their architecture.
Architecture internet resources, architecture links, architecture libraries, architecture discussion lists, etc. From the University of British Columbia.
Inaugurated in 1999, the ar+d emerging architecture award was conceived by The Architectural Review and d line™.
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 Renaissance Revival Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The architectural style developed in early 15th century Italy during the rebirth (rinascimento) of classical art and learning.
The Renaissance period in Europe, from the 15th century to about the end of the 17th century, when art, architecture, philosophy and literature had a had a rebirth based on class Greek and Roman models.
Vitruvius's Treatise on Architecture, originally written in the time of Augustus, was issued in Rome in Latin, in 1486, and translated into Italian in 1621.
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 G S A P - syllabi: A4358 Renaissance Architecture and Urbanism
For all practical purposes architectural theory as we understand it today that is, as a formal body of thought which both explains the field and sets out a program for its future development originated in the Italian Renaissance.
A knowledge of Renaissance theory can be considered fundamental for the study of architectural theory in subsequent periods.
The close reading of primary sources and selected modern commentary will be correlated with the most important buildings, projects and urban groupings of the period and will form the basis of class discussions.
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 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)
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.
Catalogue: The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture, edited by Henry A. Millon and Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani.
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