Renaissance Architecture: History, Characteristics, Designs
Dec 14, 2013 · The Origin of the Italian Renaissance
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.
What were the achievements of Romans in architecture…
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.
Life in Italy During the Renaissance | Italy
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.