Incrustation Style

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Incrustation Style

 

a school of Italian Romanesque architecture that flourished in Tuscany between the 11th and 13th centuries. Buildings designed in this style (in Florence the Baptistery, 1059—13th century, and the church of San Miniato al Monte, 1014–1207) are harmoniously proportioned and richly decorated outside and inside with designs made out of colored marble (geometric ornamental designs and representations of the elements of architectural orders); the buildings are divided in the classical manner by columns that support arches.

REFERENCES

Lazarev, V. N. Proiskhozhdenie ital’ianskogo Vozrozhdeniia, vol. 1. Moscow, 1956.
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