Renaissance architectureis the architecture of the period between the early15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, in which therewas a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancientGreekandRomanthought and material culture. Stylistically, Renaissance
architecture followedGothic architectureand was succeeded byBaroque
architecture.the Renaissance style places emphasis onsymmetry,proportion, geometry
and the regularity of parts as they are demonstrated in the architecture of classical antiquityand in particularancient Roman architecture, of which
many examples remained. Orderly arrangements of columns,pilastersand
lintels, as well as the use of semicircular arches, hemisphericaldomes,
nichesandaediculesreplaced the more complex proportional systems and
irregular profiles of medievalbuildings.Developed first in Florence, withFilippoBrunelleschias one of its innovators,the Renaissance style quickly spread to other Italian cities and then toFrance, Germany, England, Russia and elsewhere.