The history of Renaissance architecture is one of the most fascinating and colorful in history. One way Renaissance architecture is viewed is as a type of high-end luxury. Think of the marble, the gilded, and the opulent.
What we really mean is how high-end luxury in Renaissance architecture was often an imitation of the styles of the day. This is a good example of how this is being portrayed. In the 1500s, the Renaissance was the high-end luxury for a new class of merchant who wanted to show off their wealth and status. The merchant class was represented by the Medici family who ruled Florence and other Italian cities in the 1500s.
But instead of being used for show and status, the Medici became a powerful and influential figure in both politics and art. Their influence was so vast that they are often depicted on many Renaissance paintings. The rich merchant in the Renaissance, however, is often depicted as a miser, someone who lives in a palace, and doesn’t have the time or inclination to spend on the arts.
In Renaissance Europe, merchants (as well as artisans) were expected to show their wealth and power by providing free trade with other nations. So if they didn’t want to be seen as a merchant, they would have to have a building that was beautiful. And as the Renaissance came to a close, many of these buildings became the homes of wealthy merchants.
In many areas of the world, there are buildings that are made to look like the buildings they’re in. In the case of New York, this idea is used to great effect in the building of the “Central Park West” subway station, which looks like an actual park in the middle of the city. Just like how we might have a park in our neighborhood, our neighborhoods can be seen as the parks.
The idea of using the natural landscape to enhance our houses, neighborhoods, and communities is not new. The idea goes back to at least the early days of civilization and became popularized after the Renaissance, when wealthy merchants realized the value of the natural landscape. Instead of working within the walls of the city, the merchants would instead work in the surrounding countryside. It’s the same kind of idea that we use today with parks.
Back in the day, when European nobility used to vacation in Europe’s countryside and their properties would be transformed into works of art, they would often use their homes and gardens for this purpose. The idea was to create a sort of “museum” that could be visited throughout the year and at different times of the day.
The problem with this approach was that most of the available farmland was too small to be a museum. The smaller the farm, the less likely it was that the farmer would be able to afford the upkeep of the paintings. It was the same problem that we have with our airports today: too few gates.
Today, we’re in a very different situation though. We have enough land to create a museum and we don’t have much more. In the future, the idea is that we’ll be able to start filling the gap by creating a series of smaller museums where each one will be a little different from the next and maybe even a bit more special than the last one.
I think this is where we see the renaissance come in. We can start by getting out a little more of what we have. We can start by getting out a little more of what we have and get a taste to get a feeling of what we want to create.