Modern vs. Renaissance Architecture: Villa La Roche vs. Basilica di San Lorenzo

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Modern vs. Renaissance Architecture: Villa La Roche vs. Basilica di San Lorenzo
There are significant differences between architecture designed and created in the Renaissance period and that created during the Modern period, especially in terms of materials and architectural philosophy. The idea that is put forward by Le Corbusier (1991) representing the Modern philosophy is that "to create architecture is to put in order" (p. 68). What this means is that the value in architecture, Le Corbusier (1991) believed, did not connected to its ability to imitate old ideas and old styles in Modern buildings. The value in looking at the history of architecture is that one must be able to differentiate between what lent itself to the function of...
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..... provide us as much about where building and planning has failed as it can instruct us about how it has excelled.
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