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Rhetoric and Architecture in the Renaissance

  • Project: Rhetoric and Architecture in the Renaissance
  • Volume: The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies
  • Editor: Michael MacDonald, Andrew McMurry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Location: Oxford
  • Year: 2015 (online), 2016 (print)

For at least two and a half millennia, architecture and its ornament has offered perches for the birds of thought, informing personal and cultural identity by equipping the mind with figurative structures and placeholders for memory. During the European Renaissance, architecture furnished an expanding range of rhetorical performance, private and public, by practices inlaid in pedagogy and the fabric of everyday experience. Commissioned for the Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies (online and in print), this chapter touches on pedagogical, professional, and poetic convergences of architecture and rhetoric in the Renaissance, and their joint contributions to shifting perceptions of truth and methods of inquiry.

“Rhetoric and Architecture in the Renaissance,” The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, eds. M. MacDonald, A. McMurry (Oxford University Press, 2015)

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