Monday, April 10, 2006

Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Here is a remarkable example of Gothic Medieval found in the Castello region in Venice Italy (C13th). This image recently sold in a worldwide travel guide for Venice.

What strikes me about the building is the wonderful use of brick to articulate the facade. Many people I meet think that brick is a recent form of construction but brick has been in use for thousands of years. The Romans used brick (and concrete) in many of their buildings.

This image can be purchased for licensed use at Alamy

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