Renaissance architecture

noun

Definition of Renaissance architecture

: the style of building and decoration that arose in the early 15th century in Italy based on the study and adaptation of the Roman classic orders and design and that spread later through western Europe succeeding the Gothic style

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“Renaissance architecture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Renaissance%20architecture. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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