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

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Architectural theory
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A. Introduction

The modern history of reflection on European architecture begins in the early Renaissance. The fact that an independent theoretical discipline developed alongside the technical and artisanal practice of building and the professionalization of the builder's occupation lends early modern European architecture a unique cultural character. It also distinguishes it from architectural creativity outside Europe, for instance in Asia, Africa and South America, where despite the outstanding physic…

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Erben, Dietrich (München), “Architectural theory”, 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 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004798>
First published online: 2015



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