The Codes

Title: Dominican Rules on Architecture

Author: Preachers at Bologna

Date: 1220


Translation: M.H. Vicaire (ed.) “De la régle de S. Augustin á la régle de S. Dominique.” Saint Dominique, II, 203-230.


Sudnt, Richard A. (1987) “Mediocres domos et humiles habeant fraters nostri”: Dominacan Legislation on Architecture and Architectural Decoration in the 13th Century. The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, V. 46, N. 4, pg. 394-407.


Description: “Let our brothers have moderate and humble houses so that they should neither burden themselves with expenses, not that others—secular or religious—should be scandalized by our sumptuous buildings.”