Renaissance Man

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

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Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle

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Franklin & Jefferson – Founding The Architecture of Freedom

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The 18th century neoclassical movement in Europe and England admired the forms of ancient Greece and Rome. In America they became an important aspect of the architecture of freedom

Renaissance-Faces

Leon Battista Alberti – On Beauty and Progressing the Arts

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An advocate of humanism and a mutil-talented Renaissance man Genoese born architect Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most brilliant celebrities of his day

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Da Vinci’s Demons – Leonardo, a Hero Armed Only with Genius

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David S. Goyer recently filmed a TV series about Leonardo da Vinci at the age of 25, a dreamer and idealist fighting to set knowledge free and invent the future

Favourite Books – Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time

Favourite Books – Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time

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Professor Bruce Boucher’s scholarly and accessible work, Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time was first published in 1994  in a ‘user friendly version’…to fit comfortably into a suitcase or backpack for a quick trip to Vicenza, the scene of many of Palladio’s triumphant works in architecture. Don’t know about…