The Italian Renaissance ('rinascimento' means rebirth) from c.1420 to the mid-16th century rediscovered and re-used the architectural standards and motifs of Ancient Rome. Gradually these ideas spread to other European countries, but often in a fragmentary or modified form until the later revival known as Neo-Classicism.
Howard Partridge provides a gallery of his photographs of 15th- and 16th-century buildings in France, Denmark and Italy, including works of Palladio. Part of the Cupola Collection.
Images and information on Renaissance buildings and their architects, provided by Great Buildings Online.
An illustrated description of the architecture of the Renaissance.
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