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Early Renaissance Architecture

Early Renaissance Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will explore a few examples of early Renaissance architecture.
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Notes on "Early Renaissance Architecture"

Terms to Know

Ogival Dome

A primary quality of Gothic architecture; also seen in Islamic architecture characterized by the pointed arch.


A columned meeting hall in ancient Rome, later a church with columns.

Modular Design

In architecture an approach that divides a system into smaller parts that can be created and used in different systems with much functionality.



Image of Brunelleschi, Dome, Florence Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Maria_del_Fiore.jpg; Image of Brunelleschi, Dome, Florence Cathedral, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_the_Duomo%27s_dome,_Florence.jpg; Image of Brunelleschi, Interior of Santo Spirito, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santo_Spirito,_inside_1.JPG; Image of Palazzo Medici, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Palazzo_Medici_courtyard_Apr_2008_(10)-Palazzo_Medici_courtyard_Apr_2008_(9).jpg