Architecture done right

Sanssouci palace

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Sanssouci Palace, Sanssouci Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Potsdam, Germany

Bramante’s Tempietto

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Donato d’Angelo Bramante, Tempietto, San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, Italy, begun 1502.

Austere and Elegant. Contemporaries celebrated Bramante as the first architect to revive the classical style. Roman temples (fig. 7-4) inspired his “little temple,” but Bramante combined the classical parts in new ways.

East facade of Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
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Carlo Maderno, east facade of Saint Peter’s, Vatican City, Rome, Italy, 1606–1612

West facade of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London

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Sir Christopher Wren, west facade of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, England, 1675–1710.
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