Sant'Andrea (Mantua, Italy) : Façade, detail of pilaster capital

Creator:
Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472
Fancelli, Luca, 1430-1495
Juvarra, Filippo, 1678-1736
Published/Created:
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
1470-1472 (design); 1733 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
5/1/1996
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
brick
stucco
Notes:
Executed after Alberti's death by Luca Fancelli; dome added in 1733 by Filippo Juvarra. The church has a Latin-cross plan with a broad nave and a domed crossing. The nave is covered by a vast, longitudinal barrel vault. Alberti drew his inspiration principally from antique example, as he makes clear in his letter to Ludovico II Gonzaga, where he referred to the design as a templum etruscum (a temple of Etruscan type). It is likely modeled on the Basilica of Maxentius in Rome. For the first time in Alberti's architecture the internal arrangement of the building is mirrored in the façade. This is attached not directly to the main body of the church but, as in S Sebastiano, to a frontal block accommodating a portico.
Variant Titles:
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-AL-SA-B5
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
construction buildings; religious buildings; churches capital
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/1/1996
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10086361
PID:
digcoll:1857609