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Renaissance Architecture

written by: silveto
 
The Renaissance spread in Europe in the late 15th and the early 16th centuries. During that period, architects turned to ancient sources of wisdom and knowledge, and created marvellous edifices. Are you familiar with the architects of that epoch and their buildings?

Question 1:

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Who designed the facade of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence?
Leone Battista Alberti
Arnolfo di Cambio
Raphael
Giotto


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Question 2:

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Which English church, featured in the film 'Lawrence of Arabia', was built during the Renaissance?
St Philip's Cathedral in Colmore Row, Birmingham
Church of St Peter in Liverpool
Cathedral Church of St Marie in Sheffield
St Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill in London


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Question 3:


Which ancient author wrote 'Ten Books of Architecture', a work that contained the principles followed by Renaissance architects?
Aristotle
Satyros
Vitruvius
Pythias

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The churches San Lorenzo and San Spirito in Florence are built according to the classical system of proportions in Renaissance architecture.
True
False


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Question 5:


Who wrote 'Divina Proportione' which explored the use of the golden ratio in the Renaissance architecture?
Palladio
Luca Pacioli
Le Combusier
Leonardo Da Vinci

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Which of the following buildings was designed by Andrea Palladio, a Renaissance Italian architect who stuck to the classical principles?
Villa Badoer
Villa Doria Pamphili
Villa Madama
Villa Farnese


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Question 7:


Who was the first architect since antiquity to use the classical orders Doric, Ionic and Corinthian in an appropriate manner?
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Brunelleschi
Donato Bramante
Leon Battista Alberti

Question 8:


This Renaissance architect, famous as chief architect of the Venetian Republic, wrote the treatise 'Four Books on Architecture'.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Andrea Palladio
Giovanni Baptista Quadrio
Michelozzo Michelozzi

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Palazzo Farnese, the largest palace of the High Renaissance, is located in which city?
Prato
Milano
Rome
Florence


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Question 10:


Italian Mannerism is a term related to the High Renaissance.
False
True

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The difference in style between the High Renaissance and Mannerism can be seen in the works of this architect, born in 1481.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Raphael
Baldassarre Peruzzi
Donato Bramante


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This English architect, who studied architecture in Italy, designed the Queen's House in Greenwich.
Inigo Jones
Giacomo Leoni
Robert Cecil,1st Earl of Salisbury
Christopher Wren


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