These drawings mine the potential of Italian Renaissance architecture beyond mere style and language. They expose forms that oscillate, repeat, expand, contract, reflect, and overlay – within systems and without.
Elective coursework under Peter Eisenman while at Yale University.
The collision of typology at Scamozzi’s Palazzo Grimani
Circles, ellipses, and side chapels at the churches on Piazza del Popolo
Push and pull at Serlio’s Palazzo del Capitano
Walls, columns, and corners at Bramante’s Santa Maria della Pace and the Palazzo Ducale at Urbino
Triglyphs, keystones, and columns oscillate at Romano’s Palazzo del Te and Sanmicheli’s Palazzo Bevilacqua
Expanding and contracting form at Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore
Oscillating and intersecting circular forms at Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant’ Ivo
Monuments, axes, and poche between Piranesi’s Campo Marzio and Nolli’s map of Rome
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