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

Tempietto

1502
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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.