Found project: Duomo di Torino


    Project : Duomo di Torino

    Architect : Guarini, Guarino

    Completion: 1498 (1694)

    Locality : Torino

    Country : Italy

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    Description :

    The Cathedral of San Giovanni (1491–8) is the only religious Renaissance monument in Turin. The presbytery afforded access to the famous Holy Shroud Chapel (1668–94). A baroque masterpiece by Guarino Guarini—an Italian architect, Theatine priest, mathematician and writer—built to house this precious Christian relic. The mysterious cloth (a linen sheet of 4.37 by 1.11 m) carrying impressed upon it the image of a face in agony, perhaps that of Christ, can be traced in documents as early as the mid 14th century in Lirey, France. In 1578, Duke Emanuele Filiberto brought the shroud in Turin, where it has remained since. In 1988, however, the myth of the shroud was exploded: a carbon-dating test shoved that it dates back no further than the 12th century. The shroud nevertheless remains an object of religious veneration.

    City Book – Turin, Mondadori, 2002, pp. 14–15.

    Turin – Places and Itineraries to Discover the City and its Environs, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, 2001, p. 14.

    Eyewitness Travel – Italy, DK, 2006, p. 221.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guarino_Guarini (July 29, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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