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Aedicula

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(Lat., lit. “small building”), the architectural frame of an opening (door, window, or niche), consisting of two columns or pilasters supporting a pediment; more specifically a shrine...

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Aigina

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Αἴγινα), name of both an island in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens and of its principal city; it was located in the province of Achaia and eventually in the ...

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Alonso de Covarrubias

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Architecture.

 (1488–1570) Spanish architect, sometimes acclaimed as a pioneer in introducing Renaissance elements, but the claim is controverted by his main work, the north façade of El Alcázar, Toledo...

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Anthemios of Tralles

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(fl. first half of C6).

Greek mathematician and theorist, celebrated for the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (532–7). He was commissioned by Emperor Justinian (527–65) to...

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Antonio da Sangallo, the Younger

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1484–1546).

Also known as Antonio Cordiani, he was born in Florence and became one of the most distinguished architects of the High Renaissance in Rome in the second quarter of...

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Apameia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(᾽Απάμεια) on the Orontes River, now Arab village of Qalʿat al-Muḍīq in modern Syria; capital city and metropolitan bishopric of the province of Syria II that was formed between 413 and 417.

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Bostra

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(Semitic Buṣrā) was a commercial and administrative city of the Nabataean kingdom at the northern end of the Wādī al-Sirḥān trade route. It was refounded by Trajan as the capital ...

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Chrismon

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The sacred monogram, an arrangement of the first three Greek letters (Chi, Rho, and Iota) of XPIΣTOΣ Christ's name, also called Christogram, which suggests the Cross as well as pax (peace)....

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Claudio de Arciniega

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1526–93) Spanish-born architect and sculptor.

Along with his brother Luis (1537–99), also an architect, he emigrated to Mexico where he built the Viceroy’s Palace, 1573–76, and...

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color

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

From the polychrome sculpture that once decorated the façades of many of the great churches of the MA, to the stained glass windows that embellished their interiors, medieval art and ...

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