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TitleVisions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture
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Table of Contents
                            Visions of Heaven
The Dome in European Architecture
Admiration and Awe
David Stephenson
and the Photographic Sublime
Classical, Byzantine, Islamic, Romanesque, and Gothic Architecture
The Renaissance
The Baroque in Southern and Western Europe
The Baroque and Rococo in Central and Eastern Europe
The Nineteenth Century
The Dome in European Architecture
Bibliography
                        
Document Text Contents
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Visions of Heaven
The Dome in European Architecture

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97

Parish Church

Villa Pasquali, Italy, 1765–74,

Antonio Galli Bibiena

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St. Paul-St. Louis

Paris, France, 1627–41,

François Derand (1591–1644)

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poignancy to this, which makes us aware that the building of magnificent structures such as

these is now locked firmly into the past, that these domes and the shared sense of a sublime

dimension to life, which gave birth to them, are history.

1 For a full account of the origins, type, and development of these early domical forms see Earl Baldwin Smith, The

Dome and Its Origins (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972).

2 Camilla Edwards, “Islamic Domes, in Domes; Papers Read at the Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians

of Great Britain (Society of Architectural Historians, 2000), 29.

3 Smith, The Dome and Its Origins, 72.

4 Karl Lehmann, “The Dome of Heaven,” in The Art Bulletin, vol. 27 (March 1945): 4.

5 Rowland Mainstone, “Domes: A Structural Overview,” in Domes; Papers Read at the Annual Symposium of the Society of

Architectural Historians of Great Britain, 5–6.

6 Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian (Penguin Books, London, 1952), 127.

7 Smith, The Dome and Its Origins, 82.

8 Ibid., 79.

9 Lehmann, “The Dome of Heaven,” 11.

10 Jane Timkin Matthews, The Pantocrator: Title and Image (PhD. thesis, Fine Arts, New York University, 1976), 90.

11 John Ruskin, “Notes for The Stones of Venice,” The Stones of Venice (London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1907), 15.

12 Orlando Figes, Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Group, 2002), 297.

13 Thomas Genheimer, “Cordoba: Cathedral/Mosque of Cordoba,” International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture,

ed. by Randall J. van Vynckt (Detroit: St. James Press, 1993), 814.

14 Ibid., 815.

15 Edwards, “Islamic Domes,” 35.

16 Quoted by Frederick P. Bargebuhr, The Alhambra (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1968), 189.

17 Edwards, “Islamic Domes,” 34.

18 Rolf Toman, ed., Romanesque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting (Cologne: Koneman, 1997), 201.

19 John Julius Norwich, The Architecture of Southern England (London: Macmillan, 1985), 103.

20 The Medici, SBS Television program, screened Australia, 5 January 2005.

21 Guiliano Chelazzi, “Filippo Brunelleschi,” International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture, 120.

22 Mainstone, “Domes: A Structural Overview,” 6–8.

23 Chelazzi, “Filippo Brunelleschi,” 121.

24 Wolfgang Jung, “Architecture and City in Italy from the Early Baroque to the Early Neo-Classical Period,” Rolf

Toman, ed., Baroque Architecture, Sculpture, Painting (Cologne: Konemann, 1998), 24.

25 James Stevens Curl, “Fischer von Erlach,” International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture, 260.

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