Renaissance - definition of architectural style

What is Renaissance?

Estimated period of occurence (1400 - 1600)

Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries and was developed in different regions of Europe in which there was a revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman. Stylistically, Renaissance architecture followed Gothic architecture and was succeeded by Baroque architecture. Developed first in Florence, with Filippo Brunelleschi as one of its innovators, the Renaissance style quickly spread to other Italian cities and then to France, Germany, England, Russia and elsewhere. Includes two periods known as Quattrocento and Cinquecento. This last one is divided into High Renaissance and Manierism (which will be the origin of Baroque). Principal features are the use of columns, pilasters and lintels, as well as the use of semicircular arches, hemispherical domes that replaced the more complex proportional systems and irregular profiles of Gothic.