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Medieval Architecture in Sicily 


Stunning portolio depicting masterpieces of Sicilian Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantine architecture.

This portfolio is showcasing some of the fascinating medieval buildings of Sicily in gravure printing:

The Church of San Cataldo, a Catholic church located at Piazza Bellini in central Palermo as a notable example of the Arab-Norman architecture;
The Church of St. Mary of the Admiral (Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio);
San Giovanni degli Eremiti (St. John of the Hermits) a church in Palermo;
the Church of San Tomaso with an elaborate 14th-century doorway;
The Portal of the Church of San Giorgio in Agrigento;
Palazzo Montalto, also known as Palazzo Mergulese-Montalto, a late 14th-century palace on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse; 
Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, a historical palace in Palermo;
The Palatine Chapel (Cappella Palatina), the royal chapel of the Norman palace in Palermo, which is a mixture of Byzantine, Norman and Fatimid architectural styles
Palermo Cathedral;
Basilica-santuario di Maria Santissima Annunziata;
The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi);
The Church of Saint Dominic (Chiesa di San Domenico);
The Church of Saint Augustine (Chiesa di Sant'Agostino);
Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano;
The Cathedral of Monreale (Duomo di Monreale), One of the greatest existent examples of Norman architecture.

Portfolio

  • 4 pages of text with index of pictures
  • 40 b/w rotogravure printed plates, loose as issued

In good exterior and near fine interior condition
Wrappers worn, bumped and lightly chipped, otherwise ok. The plates are crisp and bright.

Approx/Measurements: 13-3/4" x 10"  ~0.75 lbs.

by G. Arata
Printed in Italy
in 1942






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