Continuing on from Maarten’s comments on flickr.... here
Here is a comparison between Brunelleschi and Michelangelo – not quite the one that Maarten mentioned (maybe I should do a sketch of the Hospital vs Library too) These are pages from a detailed photo album that did from a week in Italy in 2004. I have a rainy day project to convert this to an Issuu book and then a blurb book – it is the most interesting architectural book I have ever read- but then again I am biased as it summary on my personal research into all the great buildings I visited!?!
You can’t imagine how exciting it is for me to have flickr friends that are into this stuff too – I think it is sad that we have a whole generation of architects who don’t appreciate the subtleties of classical architecture – there is so much you can learn from studying it – proportions, detail, horizontal vs vertical, layering the wall surface, solid vs void, articulation of members vs integration etc, relationship of part to whole ... All things principles that can be applied to modern buildings. This is my big hobby horse that I want some day to develop further – at the moment it is just a hobby!