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Italy Architecture: The early Renaissance


The Renaissance Architecture takes some characteristics from Greek and Roman, was developed in Florence, Italy and spread in whole Europe.

Known as Quattrocento, The Early Period of Renaissance in Italy, was dedicated to explore and establish the rules for the construction and adopted the influences of Classical details.

The characteristics of Renaissance Architecture can be noticed in the plan square, the symmetrical fašade, the columns as influence of Roman ones: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, etc; the arches semi-circular, the domes, the painting ceilings

The Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, constructed by Brunelleschi, an emblematic character in Renaissance, is one of the most representative buildings for that era.


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