Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Architecture
April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Muscarelle’s spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world’s most breathtaking and magnificent structures. Director David Brashear will present Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Architecture on April 3 in Tucker Hall Theatre.
Perhaps more than in any other art form, the Italian Renaissance in architecture was rooted in a revival — a revisiting and reinterpretation of the buildings of classical antiquity. The buildings conceived by Italian artists in the 15th and 16th centuries, who were frequently pressed into architectural duty, were a collective reflection of the great structures from the Roman empire that still existed across the Italian peninsula. From Brunelleschi and Alberti, through Bramante and the Sangallos, to Raphael, Michelangelo, Peruzzi, Guilio Romano and Andrea Palladio, the architectural production of the period includes many important treasures that survive to this day and have influenced the design of buildings across the world.
This lecture will take place in Tucker Hall Theatre (Room 127A). Registrants will receive a parking pass by email; street parking is also available along Richmond Rd.