Architecture in Italy: From the Sixth to the Eleventh Century; Historical and Critical Researches

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Unwin, 1896 - Architecture - 363 pages
 

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Page 19 - Favia ; and I am strongly disposed to connect much of its peculiar manifestations with the Lombard's habits of eating and drinking, especially his carnivorousness. The Lombard of early times seems to have been exactly what a tiger would be, if you could give him love of a joke, vigorous imagination, strong sense of justice, fear of hell, knowledge of northern mythology, a stone den, and a mallet and chisel...
Page 326 - Monemvasia was actually written toward the end of the tenth century or the beginning of the eleventh, and that its author drew his information from a first rate historical source, now lost, which was written before 932.
Page 76 - And, when, at the end of the seventh century and the beginning of the eighth...
Page 60 - Emesa, wrote at the end of the fourth century or at the beginning of the fifth a popular treatise entitled v*pl <wri> dv0/><jirov, which is an adaptation to dogma of an eclectic psychology and a Grecian mode of thought.
Page 19 - ... drinking, especially his carnivorousness. The Lombard of early times seems to have been exactly what a tiger would be, if you could give him love of a joke, vigorous imagination, strong sense of justice, fear of hell, knowledge of northern mythology, a stone den, and a mallet and chisel : fancy him pacing up and down in the said den to digest his dinner, and striking on the wall, with a new fancy in bis head, at every turn, and you have the Lombardic sculptor.
Page 194 - ... Italo-Byzantine, and which was prevalent in Italy from the end of the eighth even into the eleventh century, " the dominant note " of its ornamental sculpture was " curvilinear and mixtilinear" braiding. In this style there are, " in the melancholy and picturesque cloister " of the basilica just mentioned, " several very rudimentary stucco bas-reliefs, covered with crosses and palms or with strange ruffled braidings, partly flowered, in which a certain tendency towards the Lombard style is revealed.
Page 247 - ... as those of the Basilica of Constantine, etc., the weight of the vault was concentrated over the piers in much the same way as in Romanesque construction. built twenty years or more before the similar vaults of France. It is difficult to believe this, although it may be true. Cattaneo continues : 'In 1129 the second belfry was erected, and in 1196 they repaired the damage done to the edifice by the fall of an arch in the principal nave.
Page 255 - Fleury has demonstrated, with examples, that in the sixth century many churches were already provided with towers and very large bells, and this...
Page 59 - Christ enclosed in a circle, flanked by two crosses, from each of which hang attached to little chains the A and the n, symbols (according to Mons.
Page 55 - Italy between the middle of the seventh century and the beginning of the eighth.

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