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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica of St. Mark
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco
St. Mark's Basilica
45.434464° N, 12.339570° E
Piazza San Marco

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    by Holly Hayes
    October 18, 2011

    St. Mark's Basilica is modeled after Constantine the Great's Church of the Holy Apostles (no longer standing) and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. It has a floor plan in the shape of a Greek cross, with a dome over the crossing and another dome on each of the four arms. Each arm has a central aisle and two side aisles. A narthex wrapped around the west end disguises the cross shape but creates a wide, flat surface for the grand facade. continue reading →

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Bibliography of the Basilica of St. Mark

  1. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture. Oxford University Press, USA. 2012. Print.
  2. Official Website of the Basilica of St. Mark. Web. Official website.
  3. Demus, Otto and Herbert L. Kessler (ed.). The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco, Venice. University Of Chicago Press. 1988. Print.
  4. Demus, Otto (ed.). The Mosaics of San Marco in Venice . University Of Chicago Press. 1984. Print.
  5. Fenlon, Iain. Piazza San Marco. Harvard University Press. 2009. Print.

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
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July 11, 2014

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