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Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Architecture and Design

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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

PhilipM.Soergel

IMPORTANT EVENTS … 2
OVERVIEW … 4
TOPICS

The Birth of the Renaissance Style … 6
The High Renaissance … 17
The Later Renaissance In Italy … 25
The Architectural Renaissance Throughout Europe … 37

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Leon Battista Alberti … 50
Filippo Brunelleschi … 51
Francis I … 53
Andrea Palladio … 54

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES … 55

SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
Primary sources are listed in italics
Mastering Ancient Building Practices (excerpt from Manetti's flattering biography of Brunelleschi) … 8
Beauty in Building (Alberti excerpt commenting on the aesthetic value of architecture) … 12
A Papal Architect (Vasari comments on the building of St. Peter's Basilica) … 19
Assessing Ancient Rome (Raphael admires ancient architecture) … 21
Trouble at St. Peter's (A letter displaying Michelangelo's dissatisfaction with St. Peter's construction) … 27
Church Architecture (Palladio comments on style in Christian church architecture) … 33
A Royal Patron (Cellini's account of receiving a royal commission) … 38

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