San Lorenzo Maggiore
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Architect unknown
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Location Milan, Italy   map
Date 480   timeline
Building Type church
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry
Climate mediterranean
Context urban
Notes square-in-circle plan with octagonal side chapels




Axonometric Drawing

Plan Drawing

Discussion San Lorenzo Maggiore Commentary


Sources on San Lorenzo Maggiore

Fritz Baumgart. A History of Architectural Styles. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970. NA204.B3513. LC 70-110283. axonometric drawing, f58, p57.

Francis D. K. Ching. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. ISBN 0-442-21535-5. LC 79-18045. NA2760.C46. perspective and plan, p213. — A nice graphic introduction to architectural ideas. Updated 1996 edition available at

Richard Krautheimer. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1975. photo of interior facing south-west, f37, p84. photo of exterior from the south-west, f36, p83.

Peter Murray. Architecture of the Renaissance. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1971. ISBN 8109-1000-4. LC 70-149850. NA510.M87. plan drawing, f149, p117.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about San Lorenzo Maggiore


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