The architect had become a gentleman during the Renaissance.

It was Brunellesci's magnificent 1418 design for the dome of the (1420-36) - now regarded as the first example of Renaissance architecture - which ushered in a new style based on the long-neglected placement and proportion rules of Classical Antiquity.

Renaissance Architecture: History, Characteristics, Designs

 Both the Early and High Renaissance popularized two new formal approaches to architecture.

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The celebrated architect Sinan built a series of mosques in the 16th century that displayed a structural resourcefulness and decorative refinement equal to that of his European contemporaries of the High Renaissance.

An analysis of the achievements of renaissance architecture

Venice had long been a vital Renaissance architectural centre with its own traditions, but the field was empty when the Florentine sculptor Jacopo Sansovino (1486-1570) arrived there from Rome.

For more about the Florentine  - the icon of Renaissance architecture - see:  (1420-36).

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These included: The Greek Revival (American followers included Jefferson and Latrobe); the Gothic Revival - led by in France; American followers included (1802-78) and (1818-95); a Neo-Romanesque Revival (1849-1880), led by Henry Hobson Richardson; Beaux-Arts architecture - a fusion of neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque forms, practiced by (1827-95) - best known for designing the plinth of the (1870-86) - and by the Ohio-born (1859-1934); and the Second Empire style (1850-80) in France, which was characterized by a revival of the Mansard Roof.

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Although the new style was closely associated with the promotion of religion, and although much of the gothic building program was financed by monastic orders and local bishops, it was not a religious architectural movement.

Cultural Achievements of the Italian Renaissance

One young artist who helped meet that demand was Giacomo Barozzi (1507-1573), called Vignola after his native town, who became the most important architect of the movement in Rome.

The Renaissance had arrived early there also, during the reign of Francis I (1494-1547) in his palace at Fontainebleau.

Early Renaissance Architecture - University of Pittsburgh

His buildings, especially as illustrated and described in his book, were to become the principal models of imitation as the Renaissance spread outward from Italy around 1600.

Italian Renaissance Architecture

Influenced by American colonial architecture, 19th century Shingle style designs and Japanese architecture, as well as the Arts and Crafts movement, he also paid the closest attention to the detail of interior fixtures and fittings and the use of natural, local materials.