Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
409
Reproduction Record ID:
409
Work Class:
Cities
Work Type:
squares (open spaces)
Title:
Piazza del Campo, Siena
Title Type:
preferred
Title:
Il Campo
Title Type:
alternate
Material:
bearing masonry
Material Type:
medium
Date:
1200-1350
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Siena (Italy)
Location Type:
site
Location:
Piazza del Campo, Siena (Tuscany, Italy)
Style Period:
Late Medieval
Culture:
Italian
Culture:
Etruscan
Subject:
marketplaces
Subject:
Siena (Tuscany, Italy)
Subject:
piazzas (squares)
Description:
"The Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, has a particular conformation of the ground, which turns the square into a big concave shell. The paving is made of red bricks arranged in fishbone style, divided into a sunburst pattern by nine strips of travertine. The white marble of the Fonte Gaia stands out on the paving, it is the masterpiece of 1419 by Jacopo della Quercia, later replaced by a copy. There is also the Palazzo Comunale (town hall), unusually built on the lowest part of the square, and the tall, Torre del Mangia that stands out against the sky. At the base of the Palazzo is the Chapel of the Virgin, or Chapel of the Square, constructed and voted for by the Sienese, after the end of the terrible plague of 1348. And surrounding the chapel are the elegant façades of the Palazzi Signorili, belonging to the wealthiest of families: the Sansedoni, the Piccolomini, and the Saracini. Location of the Palio horse races in July and August."
Information Source:
accessed August 10, 2007
Reproduction Creator:
Anspach, Eric
Reproduction Creator Type:
donor
Reproduction Date:
1995
Reproduction Date Type:
creation
Reproduction Subject:
city halls
Reproduction Subject:
clock towers
Reproduction View:
Town hall and the Torre del Mangia
Reproduction View Type:
exterior view
Reproduction View Subject:
city halls
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

Il Campo