Reviving Antiquity with Granite: Spolia and the Development of Roman Renaissance Architecture

  title={Reviving Antiquity with Granite: Spolia and the Development of Roman Renaissance Architecture},
  author={Michael J. Waters},
  journal={Architectural History},
  pages={149 - 179}
Abstract Ancient granite columns have been a pervasive element in the architecture of Rome since the Imperial era. However, in the fifteenth century, just as the effort to revive Antiquity intensified, these ubiquitous and durable ancient columns fell out of use. It was instead the stone travertine that became the columnar material of choice. Yet, just as quickly as this change occurred, within an exceptionally short period of thirty years, beginning with the construction of the Palazzo della… Expand
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