The formal kinship of architecture and urbanism: design in the Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, and Baroque
Faught, William Duke
Master of Architecture
This thesis investigates and defines the nature of the esthetic associated with historical styles in general, and examines in some detail the operation of an esthetic upon the works of architecture and urbanism in each of the three periods which are its area of concern. Some historical background for each period is presented, the esthetic arising from those events is described, and specific architectural and urbanistic projects are examined which seem to be representation of the periods. The works of architecture and urbanism will be seen to react in similar ways to changes in the Italian society.