HISTORY OF ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE
SAN MINIATO AL MONTE
: San Miniato al Monte, Italy, Firenze; 1018-62;
- West facade(about 1090)
- San Miniato is a church of a Benedictine monastery built on a hill.
San Miniato is a three-naved basilica and has wodden roof which is typical style of Early Christian Architecture.
- The facade is devided two horisontal part. The marble inlays and the rhythm of lower arcade support a harmony. Some of the marble inlays are only painted.
- Interior, Nave.
- The marble inlays cover the interior as well as the facade.
- The cross-arch which is supported by quatrefoil piers devide bays strongly.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
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