Wednesday, 4 October 2006


The Tempietto, the name of Bramante's famous circular temple in the cloister of San Peitro in Montorio, Rome, is the model for my first architectural project in Second Life. It is purely formal: a hemisphere joined to a cylinder, encircled by sixteen columns; small and compact, only five metres in diameter. Yet it prefigured Bramante's next project: the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica, marking the beginning of the High Renaissance.
Auspicious, non?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ships passing in the night, I
came and left Second Life, cares
in another dragged me away.
Now months later I find a
kindred spirit, a literate and
artful one.
Ah, maybe I'll believe in
reincarnation after all...