Inspired by the achievements of 15th-century designers, and the study of antiquity monuments, Renaissance architects working in Rome develop ideals in comparison to contemporary painters and sculptors.
Ten-volume work on the classical architecture of the first-century Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius is becoming an important source of architecture during the high renaissance in Italy.
It inspired Giacomo da Vignola in some genres of Renaissance design and practical guide on a classical style. While religious art and architecture were the main source of commission, some of the best opportunities for innovation were urban palaces and villas of a large country. More about art in the city, the Renaissance in Rome.