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The marble hit parade: Marble members

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From the remains surviving today, and from what we know to have been used in monuments, it is clear that mediaeval commissioners/builders were often very selective in the marble they collected and prized from among the detritus of Rome. Some varieties of marble were particularly sought, and some architectural members were neglected. This chapter tries to elucidate what does survive today on ancient sites around the Mediterranean was left alone for one or several reasons. The &t;Hit Parade&t; in the chapter's title refers therefore to levels of popularity, and also evokes the hit squads which went searching for materials. The chapter attempts two tasks. The first part provides an overview via listings of typologies of what was popular, when, and for whom. The second part surveys the types of building in which materials were re-used, churches and mosques, campanili and minarets, and so on.

Keywords: campanili; church; Hit Parade; marble; mediaeval commissioners/builders; Mediterranean; minarets; monuments; mosques; Rome



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