Project Status: Ongoing

This database and website is a virtual museum of images produced between the late 15th through mid-20th century that document the architectural monuments of South Italy (the medieval Kingdom of Sicily) and their decoration (pulpits, mosaics, pavements) prior to destruction and restoration. The images, often produced during the Grand Tour or by artists and architects of a study journey to South Italy, are vital sources of information about the siting and character of the highly significant architecture sponsored by the Norman, Hohenstaufen, and Angevin rulers prior to the devastation of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and particularly the Allied bombardment of World War II.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesMapModernSearchable Database

License: Creative CommonsMust provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: EnglishItalian

Medieval content details:

Dates: 1100 - 1450

Subject: ArchitectureArtTowns, Cities

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: ArchitectureMaterial Evidence

Geopolitical Region: ItalySicily