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Architecture and Politics

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Department
History
Course
HIS243H1
Professor
Nicholas Terpstra
Semester
Fall

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Early Modern Europe Tues Oct 19 Architecture (classical models, proportion, human scale, balace, engineering) Roman ruins - Forum, Baths, Arch of Constantine these were the buildings people lived in, daily reminder of Roman history in their cities. Form of the Arch of Constantine becomes one of the major changes to form in the Renaissance, used repeatedly for churchs Churches: Rimini - Cathedral (model of Roman arch) Pienza - Cathedral; only church began and finished in the period (model of Roman arch), believed light was the way to symbolize the inspiration of God, and therefore demanded a great deal of light within as opposed to earlier dark Gothic cathedrals. Venice - S. Giorgio Maggiore (classical portico and pediment), note that the real classical influence in only on the entryway. Florence - Pazzi Chapel (F. Brunelleshchi - proportion, scale, and balance) focus on the h
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