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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?
Arnolfo di Cambio
Raphael
Leone Battista Alberti
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?
Church of St Peter in Liverpool
Cathedral Church of St Marie in Sheffield
St Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill in London
St Philip's Cathedral in Colmore Row, Birmingham


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Question 3:


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

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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.
False
True


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Question 5:


Who wrote 'Divina Proportione' which explored the use of the golden ratio in the Renaissance architecture?
Palladio
Le Combusier
Luca Pacioli
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 Farnese
Villa Badoer
Villa Madama
Villa Doria Pamphili


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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?
Donato Bramante
Leon Battista Alberti
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Brunelleschi

Question 8:


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

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


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Question 10:


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

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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
Baldassarre Peruzzi
Raphael
Donato Bramante


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


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