Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome, Italy

In 1632 architect Borromini planned The University of Roma chapel, which was dedicated to St. Ivo, protector of the lawyers. Pope Alexander VII completed the church in 1660. The plan of the chapel is based on a hexagram.
Solomonic Symbolism in Borromini's Church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza
Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey
Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 31 Bd., H. 3 (1968), pp. 216-232

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