Early Modern Architecture explores global, interdisciplinary frameworks for the architecture (design, theory, and practice) of Europe and its colonies, c.1400-c.1800. This site particularly disseminates and fosters international scholarly exchange of innovative research and education.  We seek to showcase new methodologies that link areas of architectural history, art history, and the humanities.

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Lelio Orsi (Italian), Design for a frieze with worshippers bringing sacrificial offerings, c. 1555.  Pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, partially squared in black chalk, on ochre paper.  The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.


Design for a Frieze with Worshipers Bringing Sacrificial Offerin


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