Found project: Battistero di San Giovanni


    Project : Battistero di San Giovanni

    Language variant : Baptistery of St. John

    Architect : Niccolò II (commissioner)

    Completion: 1059 (consecration)

    Locality : Firenze

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Romanesque

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    Description :

    “The Baptistery of Saint John, which was originally a cathedral, is the nucleus of the Christian city. Its origins, which are uncertain, are thought to lie somewhere between the 6th and the 11th centuries; its design, so similar to that of the Roman Pantheon, reveals some ancient influences. Its octagonal shape gives it somewhat closed air, a secret majesty, further ennobled by the mosaics of the cupola. Its Romanesque arches, the balance of each architectural section, its geometrical decoration of white and green marble and its exquisite floors constitute a sort of prelude to Tuscan religious art. It was here that Dante was baptized.”

    Leprohon, Pierre: Florence, Editions Minerva, 1978, p. 22.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Battistero di San Giovanni
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    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Battistero di San Giovanni
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    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski