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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.


Image of Bramante, Il Tempietto, Creative Commons,; Image of Bramante, Plan of St Peter’s, PD-1923,; Image of Michelangelo, Plan of St Peter’s, Creative Commons via Etienne (Li),; Image of St Peter’s Basilica, Public Domain,; Image of Palladio, Villa Rotunda Facade, Creative Commons,; Image of Palladio, Villa Rotunda, PD-old-auto-1923,; Image of Palladio, Villa Rotunda, Creative Commons,

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Central Plan Church

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