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San Francesco (Tempio Malatestiano)
: San Francesco (Tempio Malatestiano), Rimini, Italy; by Leon Battista Alberti, Matteo de'Pasti, Agostino di Dccio; 1446-68
- San Francesco (Tempio Malatestiano) West facade.
- The church of San Francesco, Rimini was recased as a monument to the glory of the tyrant of Rimini, Sigismondo Malatesta.
The building was designed by Leon Battista Alberti(1404-72), one of "l'uomo universale" in Renaissance period. The director of the construction was Matteo de'Pasti and the designer of the interior was Agostino di Dccio.
- The west facade refered to the Roman triumphal arch, Arch of Constantine in Rome and the Arch of Augustus in Rimini. The San Francesco, Rimini was a first example of useing the motief of Roman trimuphal arch
This made a solution of west facade design of a church which has a tall nave and low aisles.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
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