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Renaissance Revival Architecture - Chapter Summary
From American to Spanish Renaissance Revival architectural styles, this chapter takes a close look at the different styles contained under the Renaissance Revival label. You'll develop an understanding of the origins of this style and how German, Italian, French and Flemish Renaissance Revival styles compare. The short lessons are taught by experienced instructors and contain brief self-assessment quizzes you can use to determine how much you have retained and your possible need for further review. The chapter is accessible from any device, at any time, so studying is convenient for the busiest of schedules. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss American Renaissance Revival architecture
- Detail characteristics of Fleming and French Renaissance Revival architecture
- Identify the Renaissance Revival styles of French and German architects
- Assess the development of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture
- Analyze key works that represent each of these architectural styles
1. American Renaissance Revival: Architecture & Style
How did the Italian Renaissance end up in the United States? In this lesson, we're going to check out the Renaissance Revival style and architecture and see what it meant to Americans.
2. Flemish Renaissance Revival: Architecture & Style
Have you ever seen a building with a distinctive stepped shape near its roofline? Where does such an unusual feature originate? In this lesson, explore an architectural style called Flemish Renaissance Revival.
3. French Renaissance Revival: Architecture & Style
Towers and turrets. Stone arches and spires. But on buildings in Ohio or Massachusetts? In this lesson, learn about a style of architecture called French Renaissance Revival.
4. German Renaissance Revival: Architecture & Style
How did some German-Americans express their heritage? In places like Milwaukee and Sheboygan, Wisconsin, they sometimes used architecture. In this lesson, learn about German Renaissance Revival architecture.
5. Italian Renaissance Revival: Architecture & Style
Large stone walls, arched windows and porches with columns. Is it the 16th century or the 20th century? In this lesson, explore a style known as Italian Renaissance Revival architecture.
6. Spanish Renaissance Revival: Architecture & Style
Red tile and black wrought iron. Spiral columns and decorative towers. What kind of buildings combine such features? In this lesson, explore an American architectural style called Spanish Renaissance Revival.
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