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Marbles and Stones in the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

Lorenzo Lazzarini    Università IUAV di Venezia, Italia    

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The accurate autopsic study of marbles and stones in the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto (Venice) reveals the identification of around twenty lithotypes, most of which are from the Triveneto area, but some imported from outside this area, including three marbles (Proconnesian marble, Verde Antico, Pavonazzetto) taken from ancient monuments, albeit most probably recovered on the Venetian market. Among the first, 'local' ones, in addition to the typically Venetian stones (Istrian stone, nodular limestones from Verona, Euganean trachyte) some other types were added during the important restorations the church underwent in the 16th-17th centuries, notably in Grigio Carnico marble and Breccia di Brentonico, while Carrara marble, Medicean Breccia and Rosso di Francia marble were brought to Venice in the Baroque age via the thriving stone trade of the Italian peninsula.

Published
May 5, 2023
Submitted
Sept. 22, 2022
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-670-1
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-729-6

Keywords: Reused materialsMarblesChurch of San Giacomo at RialtoRialtoStones

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