Anthemios of Tralles

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(fl. first half of C6).

Greek mathematician and theorist, celebrated for the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (532–7). He was commissioned by Emperor Justinian (527–65) to design this huge structure, largely because of his reputation as an engineer. The building employed four massive buttresses and two hemi-domes to contain the outward thrust of the low saucer-dome on pendentives. In this master-work of Byzantine architecture, Anthemios was assisted by Isidorus of Miletus.

Huxley (1959);Krautheimer (1986);Mainstone (1988);Mango (1972, 1986);R. Mark & Çakmak (1992)

Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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