The Introduction of the Bulbous Dome into Gothic Architecture and Its Subsequent Development

@article{Born1944TheIO,
  title={The Introduction of the Bulbous Dome into Gothic Architecture and Its Subsequent Development},
  author={W. Born},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1944},
  volume={19},
  pages={208 - 221}
}
Up to the Gothic period the bulbous dome was unknown in western and southern Europe.For the first time cupolas of an approximately onion-shaped form were used in Venice to decorate the lanterns of the domes of St Mark's Cathedral (Plate la). The domes are wooden shells of a stilted semicircular form and tower above the shallow stone domes which are part of the original Byzantine building and which cover the interior of the church. They support lanterns with fluted and bulbous cupolas. The date… Expand
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