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Architecture between Reformation and Counter-Reformation: the Roman churches new typologies and the precedents of Il Gesù project

Grant number: 16/06680-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal researcher:Andrea Buchidid Loewen
Grantee:Marina Luna Castor de Lima
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


While in Middle Ages, churches were conceived predominantly in a Latin Cross plan, the Renaissance brought the main treaties, such as the one from Leon Battista Alberti (1452) and the other from Sebatiano Serlio (book V, 1547), which praise the perfection of Circular plan. It has been consensus in historiography that the return of Basilical forms, as advocated by the Council of Trent, is inaugurated with the construction of Il Gesù (1568).This master dissertation project, which aims to analyze the set of Roman churches and oratories built in longitudinal plan after de Sack of Rome in 1527, and in the decades which preceded Vignola's project to the Jesuit House Church, is proposed to mitigate such myth and to investigate the notions and principles that guided the construction of such worship buildings.

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LIMA, Marina Luna Castor de. Dado não fornecido pelo autor.. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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