Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Architecture
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A. Problems and contexts

European A. of the 15th and 16th cents. can only be properly understood in the context of the Renaissance, as a movement of general renewal and, in the context of Humanism, a movement of erudition and education, built on a knowledge of classical texts. At issue, therefore, are not so much the internal systems that characterized the A. of the period, in terms of material and structural manufacturing techniques, building typologies, the development of a formal repertoire and t…

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Erben, Dietrich (München), “Architecture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004797>
First published online: 2015



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