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Bohemian and Moravian architecture

Bohemian and Moravian architecture  

The dominant architectural style of Bohemia from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries was Gothic. In the fourteenth century, the German mason Peter Parler (1333–99) completed Prague Cathedral, ...
Buon Bartolommeo

Buon Bartolommeo  

(b ?Venice, c.1400; d ?Venice, c.1467).Venetian sculptor and architect. With his father Giovanni (c.1360–c.1443), he ran the leading Venetian sculpture workshop of the period. Its major works include ...
Egas family

Egas family  

A family of architects of Flemish origin who worked in Toledo in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The family came from Brussels, where their name may have been Coeman. The ...
English architecture

English architecture  

English ecclesiastical architecture has long drawn on continental styles but articulated those styles in ways that are distinctly English. Norman architecture in England clearly shares many features ...
German architecture

German architecture  

The late Gothic (Spätgotik) architecture of late fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Germany took different forms in northern and southern Germany. In north Germany the preferred building material was ...
Gothic

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
401 words
An architectural and art-historical term for a style of architecture and art that emerged in the twelfth century and in architecture lived on until the Gothic revival of the nineteenth ... More
Henri II

Henri II  

(1519–59),King of France, the second son of Francis I and Queen Claude; he was the younger brother of François, the dauphin. In 1526, at the age of 7, he ...
Italian architecture

Italian architecture  

In the late twelfth century the Romanesque and Byzantine traditions of Italian architecture began to be penetrated by Gothic architecture, which in Italy as elsewhere was introduced from France by ...
Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg

Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg  

(1445–1510), ‘the German Savonarola’. He held teaching posts at Freiburg and Basle, but his reforming interests led him to abandon academic work. From 1478 he held the office of cathedral preacher at ...
Manueline

Manueline  

A style of Portuguese architecture and architectural decoration named after King Manuel I, with whose reign (1495–1521) it is primarily associated. It is essentially a blend of late Gothic and ...
Plateresque

Plateresque  

(especially of Spanish architecture) richly ornamented in a style suggesting silverware. The term comes from Spanish plateresco, from platero ‘silversmith’, from plata ‘silver’.
Portuguese architecture

Portuguese architecture  

Until the end of the fifteenth century, the history of Portuguese architecture was part of the common architectural history of the Iberian peninsula. The Mozarabic architecture of the tenth century ...
Spanish architecture

Spanish architecture  

The substantial Moorish presence in late medieval Spain meant that there was a significant Islamic element in Spanish architecture. As late as the fourteenth century, it was possible to have ...

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