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

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Church architecture
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A. Church architecture and the ancient tradition

As a building type, Christian C. stands in a remarkably complex and conflicted relationship with ancient architecture. The adoption of ancient building types and their adaptation to new requirements, as practised in other architectural fields (e.g. Bridge architecture; Theater architecture), could only take place in conditions of glaring ideological and objectual or structural discrepancies. Since the late Roman Empire, Christianity as a fundamental rel…

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Erben, Dietrich (München), “Church 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004887>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20161221



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