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A central dome dominates this space, while greyish-green stone articulates its perfect geometry.
Romanesque, Gothic, or ancient Greek? Whether you divide this façade by styles or squares, its stones come alive.
Night and day, rough and polish—this chapel embodies opposition and traps the viewer in a moment of transition.
Squaring the circle? At this burial site, pendentives unite the dome of heaven and the gravity of earth.
Renaissance Florence, or ancient Rome? This church remade the classical. It’s energetic and dense, but also severe.
This treasure of a building marks the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion. Its ideal geometry looks back to antiquity.
From granary to—church? Once open to the city, this building and its niches blend the spiritual with the everyday.
Down and out, but still afloat. This huge, hollow dome stays put thanks to its skeletal ribs and “girdle.”
The greatest minds of the High Renaissance worked on this vast church. Construction took more than a century.
Three ancient Roman forms combine to bring the grandeur of classical architecture into a Christian context.