Cupola, Dome, and Tower
Gallery Two

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View of the main dome and cupola from the campanile.  While started by Palladio, this church was finished in 1610 by Scamozzi, who designed it's facade. View of church with dome and cupola from across the Grand canal in Venice, Italy.  Built to commemorate the sparing of Venice from a plague. Photo from C. W. Westfall. Side view of church with dome and cupola from the Ducal Palace in St. Mark's Square. View of smaller lantern/cupolas (bottom) and main dome and cupola (top) from roof.  Bramante, Raphael, A. Sangallo, Michelangelo, Vignola, Moderna, Bernini, della Porta and Fontana also had a hand in the design over the years.
A. Palladio, San
Giorgio Maggiore
1566. Venice, It.
Nearly twin churches with domes and cupolas in Rome, Italy. The 1507 S. Maria's drum and cupola by G. del Duca, Ground floor by A. Sangallo.  Trajan's Column by Apollodoro on right.
Longhena, Santa
Maria della Salute
1631-87. Venice
St. Mark's Basilica
1063 to 17C
Venice, Italy
della Porta, et al.
St. Peter's dome
1588. Rome, Italy
Interior of dome and lantern/cupola.  Cross, hexagonal, and octagonal dome coffering very similar to that in the apses of the ancient Roman Pantheon.  From a 1981 postcard by Terni?. Side view of the double shelled central dome with cupola on top.  The Brunelleschi designed cupola was finally added in 1446. Front elevation showing cupola on a Baroque tower that mostly conceals the dome inside.
S. Maria di
Loreto & SS.
Nome di Maria
Aerial view of Vatican showing main dome and cupola.  Note small cupolas scattered around rest of roof, each one acting as a lantern for a dome inside.  Bramante, Raphael, A. Sangallo, Michelangelo, Vignola, Moderna, Bernini, della Porta and Fontana also had a hand in the design over the years.  From a 1971 postcard of unknown authorship.
G. della Porta
et al., St.
dome, 1588
Rome, Italy
F. Borromini, San
Carlo alle Quattro
Fontane, 1637-41
Rome, Italy
F. Brunelleschi
Santa Maria del
Fiore 1420-36
Florence, Italy
Guarino Guarini
San Lorenzo
1668-87
Turin, Italy

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