Brunelleschi’s Humanism

One of the best lessons to be learnt from Brunelleschi’s Humanism is its new conception of the pre-existing town as an available and passing structure, ready to change its global meaning as soon as the introduction of compact architectural objects altered the balance of the Romanesque—Gothic ‘continuous narrative.’

Manfredo Tafuri, Theories and History of Architecture, p. 15

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