Juan de Herrera By: avery hudson

Juan de Herrera facts

  • Born born in 1530 in Roiz, Spain
  • Spent most of his lifetime in Spain
  • Studied geometry and mathematics in Brussels and in Valladolid
  • He was charismatic and very ambitious
  • Herrera was an architect for his patron, King Phillip ll
  • Most famous of his buildings;
  • El escorial
  • Royal Palace of Aranjuez
  • Valladolid Cathedral

El Escorial

Served mainly as a church and royal palace
  • Built 1564-1584
  • Located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, EspaƱa
  • Incredible feat of building huge dome
  • Catholic church and the Spanish monarchy found common architecture
  • Beautiful stone palace
  • Impressive detail in statues and gold embroidery
  • Built with the idea of classicism
  • Proved by use of the dome, symmetrical, and find roots in the church

Works Cited

"Juan de Herrera." International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. Gale, 1993. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2016.

Vista Aerea Del Monasterio De El Escorial. Digital image. Wikipedia Commons. Wikipedia, 27 Sept. 2016. Web. 4 Dec. 2016.

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