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“Originality in Italian Renaissance Architecture”

The Chairman : This afternoon we are to hear Professor Cordingley, who occupies the Chair of Architecture at the Manchester University, talking to us on "Originality in Italian Renaissance Architecture”. Many of you know that the old system of training architects in England, that of pupilage, has been considerably superseded by the school system and that architectural schools have been set up in London and various other cities up and down the country. Two of these are in Lancashire—at Manchester and Liverpool. Liverpool has, for various reasons, come into the pub Ik eye rather more than Manchester, but Manchester has always refused to be overawed by its powerful neigh- bour and under Professor Dickie, and later under his successor. Professor...

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Grammar and expression in early Renaissance architecture

Leon Battrsta Alberti (1404-1472) exempli tie!, the shift Irom the artisan to the learned artist creator.' So writes the eminent Alberti scholar Cecil Grayson, and there are perhaps few who would disagree.1 But Grayson's seemingly unremarkable assertion implies the acceptance of a single standard and content ot learning, evidently in contrast to the knowledge accumulated by 'artisans," in which, nevcithcless, Alberti himself showed a lively interest.1 Clearly, Grayson's ''learning'' is specifically that of humanism, of which Albeiti was a leading, if sometimes ambivalent, exponent Grayson's brief account of epochal c hange (published, it should be noted, in 19721 implicitly assigns to Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1440) the role of "artisan,'' as inventor of technical procedures theorized indeed transmuted into ‘learning" by Alberti,...

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Mason-Caree, Renaissance Architecture

Renaissance period was highly influenced by the Roman culture, the Roman orders of columns were applied in the architecture and most building plans and fade were symmetrical. One of the examples which can be brought from Roman times is the Matson-Career. It is an ancient building located in southern France, and considered to be one of the best preserved Roman temples. The three stepped floor was replaced with a tall platform, and the columns along the sides of the temple were converted to engage columns. Roman Architecture: Essential Humanities") Units of measurements were based on the human scale and it was in mathematical proportions. One of the best examples of this is Laurent Library by Michelangelo. The Laurent Library was...

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The building in Renaissance architecture

The building in Renaissance architecture[ Despite its history, the building is seen as one of the great examples of the new style. Its more notable features include: the attempt to create a proportional relationship between nave and aisle (aisle bays are square whereas nave bays are EX.. The articulation of the structure in pieta serene (Italian: "dark stone"). The use of an integrated system of column, arches, interrelates. A clear relationship between column and pilaster, the latter meant to be read as a type of embedded pier. He use of proper proportions for the height of the columns he use of spherical segments in the vaults of the side aisles. There are significant problems in the design, most, however, occur...

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Mason-Caree, Renaissance Architecture

Part. B: Matson-Career. Since High Renaissance period was highly influenced by the Roman culture, the Roman orders of columns were applied in the architecture and most building plans and fade were symmetrical. One of the examples which can be brought from Roman times is the Matson-Career. It is an ancient building located in southern France, and considered to be one of the best preserved Roman temples. The three stepped floor was replaced with a tall platform, and the columns along the sides of the temple were converted to engage columns. Roman Architecture: Essential Humanities") Units of measurements were based on the human scale and it was in mathematical proportions. One of the best examples of this is Laurent Library by...

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