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|Location||Verona, Italy map|
|Date||1120 to 1138 timeline|
|Construction System||bearing masonry, bronze door panels|
|Notes||sited with campanile and rough tower. memorable bronze door panels.|
|Discussion||San Zeno Maggiore Commentary
"Facing an open piazza and cradled between a well-turned campanile (1178) and a haphazard but apparently habitable ancient tower (fourteenth century), its tufa faŤade asserts a sharp geometry with a quietly stated verticality. Note that it is subdivided by narrow pilastersa line of tiny arches in betweenand given accents by the large rose window and the projecting, trimly arched porch. The north wall, on the other hand, stresses the horizontalsuch dichotomy in the Middle Ages was not uncommonits alternating bands of light and dark stone finding a congenial echo in the campanile. This Romanesque church is the fifth on the site, earlier ones having been destroyed by fire or man or having been outgrown. Part of the present interior dates from a fourteenth-century expansion, when a colorful Gothic keel-shaped ceiling of painted wood was installed."
G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. p48.
Sources on San Zeno Maggiore
Werner Blaser and Monica Stucky. Drawings of Great Buildings. Boston: Birkhauser Verlag, 1983. ISBN 3-7643-1522-9. LC 83-15831. NA2706.U6D72 1983. plan and section drawings, p60. Available at Amazon.com
G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3556-2. LC 90-30728. NA200.S57 1990. discussion p48. overview photo, p48, door close-up, p49.
Sir Banister Fletcher. Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture. 18th ed., revised by J.C. Palmes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. interior photo, fB, p476. exterior photo, fA, p476.
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