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Tipu's Tiger

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Description: From Lascaux to Brooklyn
What do the cave paintings of Lascaux have in common with ... … The Tower of Pisa? A Romanesque campanile on the Arno, built in the twelfth century of white marble, 293 steps to the top. Its oblique orientation, for which it is famous, is 14 feet off the perpendicular. Ironically, it is this very aberration that produces so dynamic a composition in relation to its surrounding buildings. But is it the formal composition, the relations between diagonal and vertical elements, or the perception of …
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Related print edition pages: pp.2-26
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00052.003

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