The Codes

Title: Constitutional Amendment to the Dominican Rules on Architecture

Author: Dominican Order

Date: 1228-1300

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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.

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Description: “Let our brothers have moderate and humble houses in such a manner that the walls of houses without a loft should not exceed 12 pedes in height and with a loft 20, the church 30. Neither should it be vaulted in stone, except perhaps over the choir and sacristy. If anyone contravenes in anyway, he will be subject to punishment corresponding to the more grievous fault.”

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