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English translation: Lombard terracotta bricks

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Italian term or phrase:mattoni in cotto lombardo
English translation:Lombard terracotta bricks
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00:18 Oct 21, 2007
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Construction / Civil Engineering
Italian term or phrase: mattoni in cotto lombardo
L'esterno della chiesa è caratterizzato dai tipici mattoni in cotto lombardo
Medworks
United States
Local time: 02:38
Lombard terracotta bricks
Explanation:
I have found a few examples about a church being Lombard terracotta works. Take a look here below.

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Milan
Built into the palace is the ancient church of San Gottardo, a Romanesque building which was built by Azzone Visconti in 1328-1339, and was the scene of the murder of Giovanni Maria Visconti in 1412. Its campanile is a beautiful example of early Lombard terra-cotta work.


http://books.google.com/books?id=SH4H72k0eLoC&pg=PA54&lpg=PA...
Originally designed in typical Lombard terracotta, the cathedral was ultimately clad in cream-coloured marble from Candoglia....



http://books.google.com/books?id=Gt1jTpXAThwC&pg=RA1-PA859&l...
...the dome is concealed, in Lombard fashion, behind a conical roof, the whole encrusted with Lombard terracotta work...



Here, on the other hand, they use the term "terracotta bricks":
http://www.liutprand.it/pavivis.htm
The former preserves a really interesting cycle of medieval frescoes (11th-13th centuries). The present façade has a terracotta rose window and other 15th cent. decorations. In a Renaissance cha­pel there is the ca­nonic Piz­zocaro’s tomb, venerated by many people as a saint.......

The building is made of bricks except for the capitals, the small co­lumns in the crypt and few other particulars. Also the external frames’ brackets are made of terracotta. The 12th cent. Lombard monuments show the great ability of the time to kiln and work bricks. .................

OUR LADY’S OF THE CARMELITES CHURCH (SANTA MARIA DEL CARMINE)
It was built for the Carmelitan Preachers between 1370 and 1474. It shows a rectangular plan made up of modular squares bearing the same measures of the Carthusian Monastery. Its mo­numental façade is made of rosy-red bricks of excellent quality.


http://books.google.com/books?id=p5c2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA313&lpg=P...
....this tower, as one of the greatest Lombard creations in brick and terracotta.





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(see page 74 of the book):

http://books.google.com/books?id=SMAgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA74&lpg=PA...
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Lombard terracotta bricks


Explanation:
I have found a few examples about a church being Lombard terracotta works. Take a look here below.

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Milan
Built into the palace is the ancient church of San Gottardo, a Romanesque building which was built by Azzone Visconti in 1328-1339, and was the scene of the murder of Giovanni Maria Visconti in 1412. Its campanile is a beautiful example of early Lombard terra-cotta work.


http://books.google.com/books?id=SH4H72k0eLoC&pg=PA54&lpg=PA...
Originally designed in typical Lombard terracotta, the cathedral was ultimately clad in cream-coloured marble from Candoglia....



http://books.google.com/books?id=Gt1jTpXAThwC&pg=RA1-PA859&l...
...the dome is concealed, in Lombard fashion, behind a conical roof, the whole encrusted with Lombard terracotta work...



Here, on the other hand, they use the term "terracotta bricks":
http://www.liutprand.it/pavivis.htm
The former preserves a really interesting cycle of medieval frescoes (11th-13th centuries). The present façade has a terracotta rose window and other 15th cent. decorations. In a Renaissance cha­pel there is the ca­nonic Piz­zocaro’s tomb, venerated by many people as a saint.......

The building is made of bricks except for the capitals, the small co­lumns in the crypt and few other particulars. Also the external frames’ brackets are made of terracotta. The 12th cent. Lombard monuments show the great ability of the time to kiln and work bricks. .................

OUR LADY’S OF THE CARMELITES CHURCH (SANTA MARIA DEL CARMINE)
It was built for the Carmelitan Preachers between 1370 and 1474. It shows a rectangular plan made up of modular squares bearing the same measures of the Carthusian Monastery. Its mo­numental façade is made of rosy-red bricks of excellent quality.


http://books.google.com/books?id=p5c2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA313&lpg=P...
....this tower, as one of the greatest Lombard creations in brick and terracotta.





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Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-21 01:37:32 GMT)
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(see page 74 of the book):

http://books.google.com/books?id=SMAgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA74&lpg=PA...

Liliana Roman-Hamilton
Local time: 02:38
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Oct 21, 2007 - Changes made by Liliana Roman-Hamilton:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/608524">Medworks's</a> old entry - "mattoni in cotto lombardo" » "Lombard terracotta bricks"


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