Authors/Contributors

Kathryn Blakeslee

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Fall 12-1984

Keywords

Florence, Italy, Renaissance, city analysis

Language

English

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture

Description/Abstract

"The architecture of the Florentine Renaissance was a means of establishing a visual, physical identity that represented the new values of a new society. The integration of Medieval and ancient Roman ideals resulted in the making of Renaissance space. In essence, the city of Renaissance Florence can be seen as a synthesis of order and disorder. The "new" insertions of Renaissance order accommodate what was an existing condition of Medieval disorder while simultaneously creating a new coherent architectural identity. The result of this synthesis was much more than a "revival" of ancient architectural sensitivities, rather, it was the development of a new urbanism that continues to influence the development of our cities today."

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