Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture
By (author) Paloma Pajares-Ayuela
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Cosmatesque Ornament by Paloma Pajares-Ayuela
Book DescriptionThis 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 DetailsISBN: 9780393730371
(308mm x 221mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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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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