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Centrally-planned church with four cylindrical bell-towers

Chiesa a pianta centrale con 4 campanili cilindrici

The plan of this temple is built up of an irregular octagon at the centre with four semi-circular apsides radiating from the four longest sides, and as many chapels opening into the shortest sides by means of short corridors. This scheme for a centrally-planned temple - which bears some resemblance to others to be found in Leonardo's manuscripts - was probably carried out between 1487 and 1490.

Manuscript B, sheet 25 v


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