The Renaissance Architecture: The Greatest Period Of Renaissance Architecture

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The Renaissance Architecture Have you heard, about the time period of Renaissance Architecture? According to many people, the Renaissance began in the 1400s in Florence, Italy (Smith, Adele, Architecture A World History). Lots of great structures were built during the Renaissance, which still stand today. The Renaissance was one of the greatest periods in history for beautiful architecture. Because of the revival of classical styles, which was motivated by “Humanism,” a philosophy, which encouraged education and human progress. This led to talented, skillful people, new inventions and great beauty of the structures. The Renaissance began with the rediscovery of classical styles or ideas from “Roman antiquity.” “The Renaissance started in the 15th century with a book of a Roman architect, Vitruviu’s Ten Book Concerning Architecture” (Smith, Adele, Architecture A World History). However, Filippo Brunelleschi discovered the “architecture of antiquity” before Vitruvius (Smith, Adele, Architecture A World History). Classical styles were motivated by “Humanism.” “Philosophy, a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God” (Dictionary.com, “Humanism”) Classical styles, which later influenced the Renaissance, came from the Greek and Roman architecture. “The artistic style of ancient Greek art with its emphasis on proportion and harmony” (Free
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