NAME: San Miniato al Monte,  LOCATION: Florence, Italy,  DATE: Romanesque,  CULTURE: Christian Italian,  FUNCTION: church,  MATERIALS: marble, wooden ceiling,  TECHNIQUES: diaphragm arches with trusses between,  NOTABLE: exterior mosaic of byzantine tradition, polychromatic marble veneer, pulpit sculpture of lion, man, eagle (mark, matthew, john)

NAME: San Miniato al Monte, LOCATION: Florence, Italy, DATE: Romanesque, CULTURE: Christian Italian, FUNCTION: church, MATERIALS: marble, wooden ceiling, TECHNIQUES: diaphragm arches with trusses between, NOTABLE: exterior mosaic of byzantine tradition, polychromatic marble veneer, pulpit sculpture of lion, man, eagle (mark, matthew, john)

NAME: San Ambrogio,  LOCATION: Milan, Italy,  DATE: Romanesque,  CULTURE: Italian Christian,  FUNCTION: church,  MATERIALS: brick,  TECHNIQUES: nave has 4 vaulted bays, Lombard bands,  NOTABLE: no transept, Rib vaults used above nave, octagonal dome with windows at east (attempting light and height)

NAME: San Ambrogio, LOCATION: Milan, Italy, DATE: Romanesque, CULTURE: Italian Christian, FUNCTION: church, MATERIALS: brick, TECHNIQUES: nave has 4 vaulted bays, Lombard bands, NOTABLE: no transept, Rib vaults used above nave, octagonal dome with windows at east (attempting light and height)

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, visione della navata centrale, dotata di decorazioni musive in fasce inferiore e superiore, e della laterale destra da quella sinistra, ca 568. Ravenna

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, visione della navata centrale, dotata di decorazioni musive in fasce inferiore e superiore, e della laterale destra da quella sinistra, ca 568. Ravenna

NAME: Cistercian Abbey Church,  LOCATION: Fontenay, France,  DATE: Romanesque,  CULTURE: French Christian,  FUNCTION: abbey,  MATERIALS: stone,  TECHNIQUES: orderly plans based upon square module,  NOTABLE: Stricter observance of Benedictine Rule, bare tympanum, No decorative capitals

NAME: Cistercian Abbey Church, LOCATION: Fontenay, France, DATE: Romanesque, CULTURE: French Christian, FUNCTION: abbey, MATERIALS: stone, TECHNIQUES: orderly plans based upon square module, NOTABLE: Stricter observance of Benedictine Rule, bare tympanum, No decorative capitals

"Horrea Agrippiana" ... [ita]  http://www.romeandart.eu/it/arte-horrea-agrippiana.html

"Horrea Agrippiana" ... [ita] http://www.romeandart.eu/it/arte-horrea-agrippiana.html

Pont de Gard, Southern France, one of my favorite sites!  Those Romans were incredible!  This is one of the best ancient Roman adqueduct bridges left standing today.

Pont de Gard, Southern France, one of my favorite sites! Those Romans were incredible! This is one of the best ancient Roman adqueduct bridges left standing today.

Alemania 02 Catedral de Spira Fundada por Conrado II en 1030 y remodelada a fines del siglo XI, la Catedral de Spira es una basílica de cuatro torres y dos cúpulas

Alemania 02 Catedral de Spira Fundada por Conrado II en 1030 y remodelada a fines del siglo XI, la Catedral de Spira es una basílica de cuatro torres y dos cúpulas

NAME: Dome of the Rock,  LOCATION: Jerusalem,  DATE: Early Islamic,  CULTURE: Islamic,  SPONSOR: Abd-al Malik,  FUNCTION: mosque,  MATERIALS: wooden dome, masonry drum,  TECHNIQUES: central plan, circumambulation,  NOTABLE: brazen sea porch with two bronze pillars (jachin and boaz), adyton (holy of holies), mosaics (geometric and floral motifs, calligraphy)

NAME: Dome of the Rock, LOCATION: Jerusalem, DATE: Early Islamic, CULTURE: Islamic, SPONSOR: Abd-al Malik, FUNCTION: mosque, MATERIALS: wooden dome, masonry drum, TECHNIQUES: central plan, circumambulation, NOTABLE: brazen sea porch with two bronze pillars (jachin and boaz), adyton (holy of holies), mosaics (geometric and floral motifs, calligraphy)

Мавзолей Августа. Гравюра из «Видов развалин Древнего Рима» Ало Джованьоли, 1619 г.

Мавзолей Августа. Гравюра из «Видов развалин Древнего Рима» Ало Джованьоли, 1619 г.

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - Luigi Rossini - Portico at Temple of Antoninus and Faustina - Copper etching

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - Luigi Rossini - Portico at Temple of Antoninus and Faustina - Copper etching

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