Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence: close-up of the west door

RIBApix ref no RIBA27826
Architect/DesignerArnolfo di Cambio (c. 1240-c. 1302)
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Subject Date1863
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/I/137 (DKN/I/168)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on this, the principal Franciscan church in Italy, began in 1294 to a design by Arnolfo di Cambio. It was consecrated in 1422. The church interior underwent substantial alterations by Giorgio Vasari in 1560. The facade in white and green marble was designed by Niccolo' Mata between 1853 and 1863. The campanile was also a 19th century addition.

Subject tags

churches, entrances, doors, cladding, marble