Cosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Architecture - 320 pages
"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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Contents

Introduction
7
ROME
44
ANTECEDENTS
122
THE REGULATING GEOMETRY
146
THE SIGNIFICATION
196
ANALYSIS OF A MOSAIC
247
Notes
271
Bihliography
287
Credits
308
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A winner of the Rome Prize, Paloma Pajares-Ayuela, is an architect and author. In addition to her professional practice and writing, Dr. Pajares has held a number of teaching positions in the United States and Europe, including at the Yale School of Architecture.

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