Buildings, Texts, and Contexts Lecture: Guido Beltramini, “Four Objects” (II)

A FRESCO [BY RAPHAEL]. The system of the architectural orders is represented for the first time on the wall of a palace in Raphael’s fresco The Fire in the Borgo, painted in the Vatican around 1515. This image is a visualization of a code, the language of architecture, which had its beginnings in the ancient world but was reinvented in the Renaissance, starting with the studies of Alberti around 1450 and more fully developed and standardized a century later by Vignola and Palladio.

A Special Segment of GSD 4223: “Buildings, Texts, and Contexts” by Guido Beltramini, Director, Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza.

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