Cosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture
"This book illustrates Cosmatesque monuments and techniques in over three hundred pages of color photographs, and defines its distinctive geometric and mathematical basis. It provides a fascinating look at the state of building in Rome after the fall of the empire; an analysis of the symbolic meaning behind the quincunx, the quintessential Cosmatesque design; a comparison of different Cosmatesque sites; and a close examination of the pavement of the Schola Cantorum in the church of San Clemente, Rome.".
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altar ambo angle apse basilica Byzantine central band Christian Christogram ciborium cloister of San Cosmatesque Cosmatesque artists Cosmatesque mosaic Cosmatesque ornament Cosmatesque pavements Cosmatesque quincunx Cosmati crypt D. F. Glass decorated Detail double cross Duomo elements eleventh century Empire example exterior eyelet figure flat polychrome geometric floor plan Giovanni in Laterano grid Guiglia guilloche interior isosceles Isotropic pattern Krautheimer linear pattern longitudinal axis marble Maria in Cosmedin Maria in Trastevere matesque medieval ment Middle Ages mosaic motifs Mura nave octagon opus sectile opus tessellatum pave pavement polychrome geometric ornament porphyry portico quincuncial quincuncial composition quincunx rectangle rectangular red and green Roman mosaic Rome rotae roundels rows Saint San Clemente San Crisogono San Giovanni San Lorenzo San Paolo San Pietro San Saba Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Prassede Santi Quattro Coronati schola cantorum side Sierpinski Triangle sixth century symbol tesserae three counterchanged colors Trastevere triangles twelfth century