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Questioning the Philosophical Influence of Beauty and Perception in Bramante's Fist Scheme for St Peter's

  title={Questioning the Philosophical Influence of Beauty and Perception in Bramante's Fist Scheme for St Peter's},
  author={Gretta Tritch},
  journal={Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal},
  • Gretta Tritch
  • Published 2005
  • Art, Philosophy
  • Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal
The association between the architects of the Renaissance and the philosophy of Plato has long been upheld and reiterated. However recent authors such as Alina Payne and Christine Smith have shown this scholarship to be somewhat limited and reactionary. A closer examination of Donato Bramante’s early scheme for the design of the new St. Peter’s basilica demonstrates such limitations of the singular Platonic associations that have been previously made. By studying the philosophical influences… 
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