not an easy book
In the cathedral facade at Cremona there is a violent adjacency of little arcades and an enormous rose window high up. This reflects within the building both the scale of the building itself and the scale of the town it dominates so that the building accommodates the close view and yet commands from a distance.
In the cathedral at Cefalu the symbolically important mosaic figure of Christ is correspondingly big in relation to the other ornament.
The enormous central door, which is equal to the giant scale of the columns of the portico of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, contrasts with the little side doors of the same facade.
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