Style History- Mature Italian Gothic (c. 1290-1385)

3 Jun

13th century

This century saw the construction of numerous Gothic buildings for the Mendicant Orders. The most important ones include:
Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi (1228-1253)
Church of Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa (1230)
Basilica of Sant’Antonio of Padua
Church of San Francesco, Bologna (1236-1263)
Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Also notable is the civil and military construction program promoted by Emperor and King of Sicily Frederick II of Hohenstaufen in southern Italy at the beginning of the century. The most important works promoted by him include:
Castel del Monte, in Apulia
Castel Maniace, in Syracuse, Sicily
Triumphal Gate in Capua (destroyed)


In this period some cathedrals were also constructed or finished, such as Siena Cathedral.

Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi (1228-1253) Church of Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa (1230)  
Church of San Francesco, Bologna (1236-1263) Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence  
     
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Castel del Monte, in Apulia Castel Maniace, in Syracuse, Sicily

Basilica of Sant’Antonio of Padua

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