Jerónimos Abbey of Santa Maria
Originating in the late fifteenth century, this magnificent building is a superb and important subject for the next voume in this series exploring the historic monuments of Portugal. Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the completion of Jercnimos Abbey which took almost 100 years to build the book includes specially commissioned plans, photographs and original drawings. Written by an expert in Manueline architecture, the lively text reveals the great riches of the site's architecture as well as its art historical significance. Recent restoration has revealed afresh the quality of the art preserved here, as well as the beauty of the local stone from which the abbey was built. Not only is Jercnimos Abbey the defining example of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance architecture in Portugal, it is also a site of immense tranquillity. Of special interest to scholars and students of Portuguese architecture, this book will also fascinate anyone exploring Lisbon's most visited archit
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WORK BEGINS AT SANTA MARIA DE BELEM
THE MANUELINE STYLE AND REVIVALISM
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aesthetics Afonso Alexandre Herculano Allegory Apostles arcade architect Belem Bethlehem building built busts buttress centre century chancel Chanterene chapel chapter house choir stalls Christian church Classical cloister coat of arms Coimbra construction Counter-Reformation decoration Diogo Boitaca Diogo de Torralva door figures Five Wounds Gama's Henry the Navigator historians iconography images Jeronimite monks Jeronimo de Ruao Joao de Castilho King Manuel late Gothic Lisbon Mannerist Manueline architecture Manueline style Maria de Belem master builder Medallion monarch monastery monastery's monument Mosteiro dos Jeronimos motifs moulding nave niches Nicolau ofthe Opposite Order of Christ original ornamentation patron saint Plateresque Portugal Portugal's Portuguese Prophet Queen Maria Rafael Moreira relief religious Renaissance Restelo restoration ribs roof royal sacristy Santa Maria south portal south side space Spanish Plateresque St Jerome stone structure symbol tombs transept upper choir upper storey Varnhagen Vasco da Gama vaulted ceiling Virgin wall west portal wing