8 Beautifully Historic Italian Cathedrals: Byzantine to Baroque

10/25/2008 12:00:00 AM ·

Italian Cathedrals are some of the most spectacular sites in the world. These architectural gems are historical treasures that have withstood years of war and other tests of time. The styles of these astonishing locations are so diverse including architecture depicting Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval, and ancient styles of Rome.

New architectural concerns for color, luminosity and shade, sculptural standards and concentration characterize the Baroque design whereas the Renaissance drew on the wealth and power of the Italian courts. Gothic architecture evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. The style featured “a pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress.” More Read More

Written by Lauren Axelrod

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