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Early Renaissance Architecture

Early Renaissance Architecture

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

Key Terms

Ogival dome

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

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.


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

Image Credits

Cathedral of Florence dome, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Maria_del_Fiore.jpg, Florence Cathedral dome, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_the_Duomo%27s_dome,_Florence.jpg, cutaway view of the dome, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Filippo_Brunelleschi,_cutaway_of_the_Dome_of_Florence_Cathedral_(Santa_Maria_del_Fiore).JPG, Santo Spirito Interior; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santo_Spirito_Firenze_interno.jpg, Santo Spirito plan, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santo_Spirito_Grundriss_Brunelleschi_Filippo_Florenz_I_8c100589.jpeg, Santa Sabina, interior, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Sabina_inside.JPG , Palazzo Medici, interior, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palazzo_Medici_courtyard_Apr_2008_(10)-Palazzo_Medici_courtyard_Apr_2008_(9).jpg, Palazzo Medici, exterior, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GianoMediciRicardi.gif, Peristyle Garden House of the Vetii, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ricostruzione_del_giardino_della_casa_dei_vetii_di_pompei_(mostra_al_giardino_di_boboli,_2007)_04.JPG