Category Archives: San Marco

Venice Churches – The First 250 Years

The number, location and names of parish churches in Venice has varied over the millennia, along with reassignment of some former parishes as subsidiary locations and some monastery closings leaving a parish church in later times. Churches were also established in other island communities around … Continue reading

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Bacon on Venice

No, this is not an article about the food of Venice.  This Bacon, Edmund Bacon, was renowned for his leadership of the City of Philadelphia Planning Department during the heady days of redevelopment, helping to guide many community-building projects and … Continue reading

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Completing the City – Great Lessons from the Form of Venice

In one of his seminal works, “A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals” (Kostof, Spiro, Oxford University Press, New York, 1985), Spiro Kostof (+) addressed “The City Design at Large” (pp. 472-476). One emphasis was the work of the “Magistry of Waters”, a … Continue reading

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The Stars of Venice

Anyone who has been to Venice or has merely studied photographs of St. Mark’s Basilica will undoubtedly have noticed the unusual “decorations” topping the stacked domes of the iconic church.  These crystal-like three-dimensional constructions are called   Star Polyhedra.  Tibor … Continue reading

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