Bookcover of Lucca Cathedral
Booktitle:

Lucca Cathedral

Alphascript Publishing (2010-09-13 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-2-81900-0

ISBN-10:
6132819002
EAN:
9786132819000
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Cathedral of St Martin (Italian Duomo) is a church in Lucca, Italy. It was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm (later Pope Alexander II). Of the original structure, the great apse with its tall columnar arcades and the fine campanile remain. The nave and transepts of the cathedral were rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14th century, while the west front was begun in 1204 by "Guidetto" (Guido Bigarelli of Como), and consists of a vast portico of three magnificent arches, and above them three ranges of open galleries adorned with sculptures. In the nave a small octagonal temple or chapel shrine contains the most precious relic in Lucca, the "Volto Santo di Lucca" or Sacred Countenance. This cedar-wood crucifix and image of Christ, according to the legend, was carved by his contemporary Nicodemus, and miraculously conveyed to Lucca in 782. Christ is clothed in the colobium, a long sleeveless garment. The chapel was built in 1484 by Matteo Civitali, the most famous Luccan sculptor of the early Renaissance.
Publishing house:
Alphascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Number of pages:
168
Published on:
2010-09-13
Stock:
Available
Category:
Architecture
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Lucca, Cathedral, Apse, Campanile, Bartolomeo, Tintoretto

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