Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture

  title={Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture},
  author={Peter Fane-saunders},
The Naturalis historia by Pliny the Elder provided Renaissance scholars, artists, and architects with details of ancient architectural practice and long-lost architectural wonders – material that was often unavailable elsewhere in classical literature. Pliny’s descriptions frequently included the dimensions of these buildings, as well as details of their construction fabric and ornament. This book describes, for the first time, how these passages were interpreted in Italy during the fifteenth… Expand
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