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Sixteenth-Century Italian Architecture

Sixteenth-Century Italian Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will consider Michelangelo’s design for the new St. Peter’s, as well as other examples of sixteenth-century architecture.
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This lesson discusses examples of sixteenth-century Italian architecture, including the work of Bramante, Michelangelo, and Palladio.

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Central Plan Church

Basic church architecture that designs a central space that is surrounded by smaller symmetrical areas.



Image of Bramante, Il Tempietto, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roma-tempiettobramante01R.jpg; Image of Bramante, Plan of St Peter’s, PD-1923, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SaintPierre.svg; Image of Michelangelo, Plan of St Peter’s, Creative Commons via Etienne (Li), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Basilica_di_San_Pietro_-_Schema_progetto_di_Michelangelo_a_confronto_con_la_situazione_attuale_-_Disegno_di_Etienne_-Li-.PNG; Image of St Peter’s Basilica, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Petersdom_von_Engelsburg_gesehen.jpg; Image of Palladio, Villa Rotunda Facade, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Villa_Rotonda_front.jpg; Image of Palladio, Villa Rotunda, PD-old-auto-1923, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PalladioRotondaPlan.jpg; Image of Palladio, Villa Rotunda, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Larotonda2009.JPG