Château d’Ancy-le-Franc in the Yonne department of north-central France. Designed by the Italian Renaissance architect Sebastiano Serlio (c. 1475-1554 CE) in the mid-16th century CE.
Dome of Florence Cathedral by Brunelleschi
A view of the dome of Florence's cathedral, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446 CE) and completed in 1436 CE.
Loggia of Ospedale degli Innocenti by Brunelleschi
The loggia of the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence by the Italian Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446 CE). Built 1419 to 1424 CE.
Architecture in the Ancient World
One of the lasting contributions ancient cultures have made to modern life is architecture, both in terms of surviving monuments and their influence on contemporary buildings around the world. Ambitious rulers set up pyramids in Egypt and...
Medieval Knights: 12 of the Best
The knights of medieval Europe were meant to be the finest fighting men of their age, even more important, they were expected to be pure in thought and deed, as exemplified in the chivalrous code which they (usually) followed. Here are the...
Tempietto of San Pietro, Rome
The Tempietto of San Pietro, Montorio, Rome. Designed by Donato Bramante (c. 1444-1514 CE) and completed c. 1510 CE.
Sant'Ambrogio Basilica Colonnades by Bramante
The colonnades of the canonica in Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, Milan. Designed by the Renaissance architect Donato Bramante (c. 1444-1514 CE) in the 1490s CE.
Cloister of Santa Maria della Pace, Rome
The cloister of the Santa Maria della Pace church in Rome. It was designed by Donato Bramante (c. 1444-1514 CE) c. 1500 CE.
Saint Peter's Basilica Construction by van Heemskerck
A drawing of the early construction phase of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome by Martin van Heemskerck. From the north side, 1532-6 CE. The drawing shows the piers and arches which were designed by the project's first architect Donato Bramante...
Palazzo Caprini by Bramante
A drawing of the now much-altered Palazzo Caprini in Rome designed by Donato Bramante (c. 1444-1514 CE). The design was influential on other Renaissance palaces. The building was lived in by Raphael (1483-1520 CE) from 1517 CE and so became...