A collection of essays by one of the most authoritative architectural historians. Italian Renaissance architecture from the origins to fourth decade of the 1500s.
[The ancient, the tradition, the modern. From Arnolfo to Peruzzi, essays on Renaissance architecture] The book analyzes the works and protagonists of Renaissance architecture, with particular focus on the formation and development of the “ancient” language, from its medieval forebears (Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, Taddeo Gaddi), through Brunelleschi, Alberti and Bramante, to Baldassarre Peruzzi. The essays, of great importance for Renaissance historical studies, but often hidden from the access of a non-specialized audience, are presented with new notes by the author.