Full Definitions of mode. History at your fingertips. In the hands of men such as Leonardo da Vinci it was even a science , a means for exploring nature and a record of discoveries.

His first Roman masterpiece, the Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio, is a centralized dome structure that recalls Classical temple architecture. Help us improve this article!

Reset Fields. The effect of humanism was to help men break free from the mental strictures imposed by religious orthodoxy, to inspire free inquiry and criticism , and to inspire a new confidence in the possibilities of human thought and creations. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students.