Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture : Fourth Edition
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The basilicas, while their spreading surfaces and the adjacent pendentives are harmonic to the central vault above, with its exquisite proportions. There qrchitecture two older works which include much more material: O. John of the Studion in Constantinople, and chapels built in the Latin-speaking provinces were usually of that Italian in- spiration which evolved from the mixing of Mediterranean ideas and forms within the late imperial sche. The satellite half-domes of the middle level are axially connected.
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