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San Francesco, Rimini: Il Tempio Malatestiano

Synopsis
Sigismondo Malatesta, successful soldier and self-proclaimed prince, undertook the rebuilding of the existing Gothic church of San Francesco, Rimini, into a new classical-style mausoleum for himself and his family. Although never completed, the design of the exterior was the first architectural commission of the Florentine, Leon Battista Alberti. The interior is matched by sumptous carved marble reliefs by Agostino di Duccio decorating the tombs, side chapels and sacristies. Explains both the complex building history of the church and interprets some of the unusual imagery found inside.
Series
Art in Fifteenth-Century Italy, Course A353
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Architecture
Keywords
churches; Italy; Renaissance buildings

Credits

Producer
Charles Cooper
Cast
Catherine King 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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