Edizioni Polistampa | Firenze | Scheda Libro

Sole e Simboli / Sun and Symbols
Gli Zodiaci della Basilica di San Miniato al Monte e del Battistero di San Giovanni a Firenze / The Zodiacs in the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and in the Baptistry of San Giovanni in Florence

Polistampa, 2013

Pages: 144

Features: b/w ills, 21 col plates out of text, paperback

Size: 17x24

ISBN: 978-88-596-1273-5


Testi e Studi, 30


A3 / Architettura, urbanistica, territorio

DSU1 / Storia

S3 / Scienze

€ 11,90

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Italian and English text

The zodiac, a symbolic reference to cyclic time, is one of the most elevated elements related to the sun and the celestial sphere. The accurate surveys carried out recently have shown that the zodiacs of the Baptistry of San Giovanni and of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte in Florence not only have a decorative purpose, but they were also built with a precise astronomic function: on the day of the summer solstice, a ray of light still today illuminates the sign of the Cancer on the marble zodiac of San Miniato and such an event makes it the oldest monumental solstice zodiac that is still in working order, in Europe.

I edition: June 2013
I reprint: September 2015

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