Cosmatesque Ornament

Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture

Paloma Pajares-Ayuela (Author)

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"Paloma Pajares-Ayuela's richly illustrated study of the late medieval type of architectural ornament known as Cosmatesque is a welcome addition to the literature on this subject."—Nexus Network Journal

This unique study of the distinctive colorful geometric mosaics created in hundreds of late medieval buildings in Rome and environs (and such far-flung locations as Westminster Abbey) by a group of artisans called the Cosmati is a treasure trove of information and pattern for art and architectural historians and designers in every medium.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • April 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73037-1
  • 8.7 × 12.1 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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