History of Renaissance Architecture


The course is a survey of the history of architecture during the Renaissance, focusing on the Italian peninsula. It provides cognitive support and the necessary critical tools for interpreting architecture in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Students must master the fundamental competences of Renaissance history of architecture, namely periodization; nomenclature; founding elements; construction techniques; the building site; materials; compositional themes; architectural typologies; design and historical survey; representation of architecture; the commissioner’s role and the relationship with the figurative arts; the project and its capacity to change the environment, the city and the territory over time.