Item ABC/92 - Specimens of the geometrical mosaic of the Middle Ages.

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ABC/92

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Specimens of the geometrical mosaic of the Middle Ages.

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  • 1848 (Creation)

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1 volume

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(28 Jul 1820–21 May 1877)

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British architect and art historian who became Secretary of the Great Exhibition, Surveyor of the East India Company and the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge. From 1855 until 1859 he was honorary secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and in 1866 received the Royal Gold Medal.
ODNB Entry: https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30109

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A volume that offers an introduction into the Geometrical Mosaic of the Middle Ages. It provides a brief historical notice of the art, followed by a suite of colour illustrations. The examples come from these buildings: San Marco, Rome; Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome; Santa Maria in Trastevere; San Bartolomeo nell Isola del Tavere, Rome; San Giovanni Laterano, Rome; San Giovanni e Paulo, Rome; Santa Maria in Cosmedino, Rome; San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura; Monreale Cathedrae; Palermo Cathedral; La Ziza, Palermo; Santa Maria in Araceli, Rome; St. Mark's, Venice; Church of Martorana, Palermo; Cathedral at Salerno.

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  • English

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Good condition

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Digitised copy [from the Getty Research Institute] available at https://hdl.handle.net/2027/gri.ark:/13960/t9h455z38

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