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Donato Bramante

(c. 1444—1514) Italian architect

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Alessandro Pasqualini

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(1493–1559).

Bolognese architect. He designed the tower of IJsselstein Church, near Utrecht, The Netherlands (1532–5), with its vertical sequence of Orders. The Residenz (Seat of...

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Alessio Tramello

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(before 1470–c. 1528). Italian Renaissance architect who worked mainly in and around Piacenza, and was strongly influenced by the architecture of Bramante. He designed the Piacenza Churches...

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Andrea Palladio

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(1508–80).

One of the most gifted, professional, and intelligent of architects working in Italy in C16, whose work provided the models for the Palladian style (Palladianism) and...

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Andrea Sansovino

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(b Monte San Savino, nr. Arezzo, c.1467/70; d Monte San Savino, Mar./Apr. 1529).

Italian sculptor and architect, named after his birthplace. He called himself a Florentine, but...

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Antonio da Sangallo, the Elder

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(c. 1430–1534).

Florentine Renaissance architect, military engineer, and sculptor, also known as Antonio di Francesco di Bartolo Giamberti. The son of the wood-carver and decorator...

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Antonio da Sangallo, the Younger

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(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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Baldassare Peruzzi

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(1481–1536).

Italian uomo universale of the High Renaissance, influenced by Bramante and Raphael. His first great building was the Palazzo della Farnesina, Rome (1505–11), an...

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Bartolomeo Suardi

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(c. 1465–1530).

Milanese painter and architect. He was influenced by Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci, and worked in Rome (1508–13) where he studied antiquities. He later made a...

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Beatrice d' Este

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(1475–97),

Duchess of Milan, the second daughter of Duke Ercole I d' Este of Ferrara and Eleanor of Aragon, and the younger sister of Isabella d' Este, with whom she ...

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Belvedere Court

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A Vatican court (built 1503–15) designed by Bramante to link St Peter's with the Villa Belvedere (which no longer exists). The original dimensions of the vast court were c.300 × ...

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Bramantino

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(b ?Milan, c.1460; d Milan, 1530).

Milanese painter and architect, a follower of Bramante, from whom he takes his nickname (meaning ‘little Bramante’). He was appointed court...

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Carlo Maderno

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 (c.1556–1629) Italian architect and engineer.

His was a bright talent in a very dull period for Roman architecture (roughly 1570–1620), though he often worked under considerable...

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Cola da Caprarola

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(fl. 1494–1518).

Italian architect. He worked with Sangallo the Elder on the Papal palace and fortifications of La Rocca, Cività Castellana (1494–1500), and carried out other works...

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Cornelis Floris

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(1514–75).

Cornelis Floris II or Floris de Vriendt was born in Antwerp, and made his name as a designer and sculptor of funerary monuments, notably those of King Christian III...

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Diego de Siloé

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(c. 1490–1563).

Spanish Renaissance architect and sculptor of Flemish descent. He travelled in Italy before returning to Burgos in 1519 where he designed a number of works...

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Diogo de Torralva

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(c. 1500–c.66).

Portuguese architect, perhaps of Spanish extraction. The son-in-law of Arruda, he nevertheless moved away from the Manueline style to a more Italian Renaissance...

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Domenico Fontana

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(1543–1607).

Architect and engineer, born in the Ticino, Switzerland. He settled in Rome, where he worked for Cardinal Montalto, the future Pope Sixtus V (1585–90), for whom he...

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drawing, architectural

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Drawings allow an architect to visualize a design for a building in form and dimension and to communicate this idea to a client and to the builder. Since scale and ...

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façade

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External face or elevation of a building, especially the principal front.

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Filarete

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(b ?Florence, c.1400; d ?Rome, c.1470).

Florentine sculptor, architect, and writer on art. His nickname, which he adopted late in life, is derived from the Greek for ‘lover of...

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