BRAMANTE, Donato
(b. 1444, Fermignano, d. 1514, Roma)

Tempietto

1502
Photo
San Pietro in Montorio, Rome

Bramante's Tempietto is in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio, believed to be the site of St Peter's martyrdom. The architect clearly worked from a historical typology: individual architectural elements such as columns, entablature, and vault acknowledge a debt to classical structures. The resulting centralized building represented a new type of Christian architecture.