Cosmatesque Ornament by Paloma Pajares-Ayuela
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Cosmatesque Ornament
By Paloma Pajares-Ayuela

Cosmatesque Ornament

Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture

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Cosmatesque Ornament by Paloma Pajares-Ayuela

Book Description

This unique study of the distinctive colorful geometric mosaics created in hundreds of late medieval buildings in Rome and environs (and such far-flung locations as Westminster Abbey) by a group of artisans called the Cosmati is a treasure trove of information and pattern for art and architectural historians and designers in every medium.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393730371
ISBN-10: 0393730379
Format: Hardback
(308mm x 221mm x 28mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Cosmatesque Ornament by Paloma Pajares-Ayuela Cosmatesque Ornament, Hardback (April 2002)

A definitive study of the remarkable mosaic work executed by the "Cosmati" stoneworkers of the 12th and 13th centuries, distinguished by their complex geometric patterns composed of multicoloured porphyry and vibrant marbles. It includes a comparison of different Cosmatesque sites in Europe.

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Author Biography - Paloma Pajares-Ayuela

A winner of the Rome Prize, Paloma Pajares-Ayuela, is an architect and author. In addition to her professional practice and writing, Dr. Pajares has held a number of teaching positions in the United States and Europe, including at the Yale School of Architecture.

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