Baptistry


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Baptistry

A building for Christian baptismal rites containing the font; often located in a structure separate from the church.
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But despite their reservations, the former existence of a cemetery intended for important residents adjoining the baptistry, after which the Adimari tower across the street likely took its popular name--the Tower of the Death-Watch--not to mention the mere existence of a neighboring building known as such, may have associated the Misericordia headquartered nearby with the good work of burial from an early date.
Bas-relief, a French word meaning "free on three sides," is exemplified by the bronze doors masterfully created by Ghiberti for the Baptistry in Florence, Italy, which show a remarkable sensation of depth through the use of the formal laws of perspective.
D'Accone, "The Musical Chapels at the Florentine Cathedral and Baptistry during the First Half of the 16th Century"; "Updating the Style: Francesco Corteccia's Revisions in His Responsories for Holy Week; "Matteo Rampollini and His Petrarchan Canzoni Cycles"; "Singolarita di alcuni aspetti della musica sacra fiorentina del Cinquecento"; "The Florentine fra Mauros: A Dynasty of Musical Friars"; "Marco da Gagliano and the Florentine Tradition for Holy Week Music"; and "Repertory and Performance Practice in Santa Maria Novella at the Turn of the 17th Century.
Construction was finished earlier this year on a church complete with fire sprinklers, a burglar alarm, oak pews, velvet benches, pianos in every room and a baptistry viewable via double doors into the cultural room.
The author then guides a pilgrim in a walk around the typical parts of the traditional Catholic church, explaining the role (and consequently the structure and place) of the altar, the altar rail, the baldachin, the baptistry, the confessional, the facade, the gallery, the lectern, the narthex, the nave, the portal, the pulpit, the reredos, the rose window, the sanctuary, the tabernacle, etc.
David Soos of Maumelle has created stained glass windows for the lobby and baptistry, said architect John McMorran of Lewis Elliott & Studer of Little Rock.
The bulk of the music--a motet and a madrigal for the program of July 6, and all of the music for the play on July 9--was written by Francesco Corteccia, the leading Florentine musician of the day and a loyal Medicean who for years headed the chapels of the Duomo and Baptistry.
To reduce returning sound being muddied, the rear wall to the baptistry was opened with angled cuts and a tapestry hung, resulting in unusual visual links to the space.
Next stop was Pisa, and the chance to be pictured beside the famous leaning tower defiantly standing in the town's Campo dei Miracoli - a grassy compound where the tower, cathedral and baptistry form one of the most photographed scenes in the world.
Opinions vary as to its significance: some have argued that it depicted a baptistry, others the chapel which Charlemagne constructed at his palace in Aachen; but the most likely interpretation is that it represented the Christian Church.
He pegs the advent of mirror-assisted painting to the 1420s, not long after Filippo Brunelleschi had used a camera obscura to capture the doors of Florence's Baptistry and essentially invented vanishing-point perspective.