John B. Mors

 

Tempietto

Tempietto is the fourth of a series of sculptures referred to as "Chimneys".

The sculpture is as much about the climb up one of Rome's seven hills to see the building, as it is about the building.

The Tempietto is a tomb, designed by the architect Bramante, for the site believed to be that of St. Peter's martyrdom in Rome. Its architectural significance is that when Palladio created his 4 books on architecture, he considered that Bramante's Tempietto was such a classic example of Roman design that its inclusion in the book exclusively about Roman classic architecture was required.








   
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