St. Peter Museum of Architecture

Presenting: Renaissance Architecture

At the St. Peter Museum we have recently put up a new section at our museum. This section features the Renaissance time. The section will star Leon Battista Alberta, Filippo Brunelleschi, and Donato Bramante. If you are interested in this time on architecture or just architecture in general come and visit our museum.

Leon Battista Alberti

A Humanist theoretician and designer who wrote a book that has had a lasting effect, called De re Aedificatoria. Alberti perceived architects as a person with important social responsibilities because the buildings that architects build and design are seen by the public.

Filippo Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi rediscovered linear perspective. He used linear perspective in his building plans by using a vanishing point. He was able to display this by making a painting of Florentine streets. Other artists were able to use linear perspective to make drawings on paper seem three denominational.

Florence Cathedral

Designed following a Gothic style in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio but the roof was left unfinished. Filippo Brunellesschi finished the roof in 1436 by building a giant dome to cover the area. He wanted to build a dome with out flying buttresses so he ran into a problem with having the structural support to pull it off. He built the dome by actually making two domes. the inner dome was decorative while the outer dome was built to be strong. The outer dome had a wooden frame built in to the brick. The bricks were laid in a specific pattern so that the weight would be distributed.

Donato Bramante

Bramante started off as a painter but then turned to architecture. He was born in Urbino but traveled to Rome where he achieved great success. In Rome he created the Tempietto. The Tempietto is a small circular temple that marks where St. Peter was martyred. This temple is a sacred place in Rome.

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