Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Florence: the west facade

RIBApix ref no RIBA9314
Artist/PhotographerCox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Subject Date1200
Image Date1981
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceI 572
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Bernard Cox / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The church in its present form was built between 1018 and 1063 over an existing 4th century chapel and next to a small cemetery. The geometrically patterned west facade (in white marble from Carrara and green from Prato) was begun around 1070 and was completed in the 13th century.

Subject tags

churches, colour, cladding, marble, arcades