home
 
RELIGION
RELIGION
New & Notable

Religious Poverty, Visual Riches
Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

Joanna Cannon

The Dominican friars of late-medieval Italy were committed to a life of poverty, yet their churches contained many visual riches, as this groundbreaking study reveals. Works by supreme practitioners—Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, and Simone Martini—are examined here in a wider Dominican context. The contents of major foundations—Siena, Pisa, Perugia, and Santa Maria Novella in Florence—are studied alongside less well-known centers. For the first time, these frescoes and panel paintings are brought together with illuminated choir books, carved crucifixes, goldsmith's work, tombs, and stained glass. At the heart of the book is the Dominicans' evolving relationship with the laity, expressed at first by the partitioning of their churches, and su...


2014   456 pp.  80 color + 200 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300187656  $85.00 tx
add to cart

934 books to browse, currently displaying 1-20
AWARD-WINNING TITLES

< previous  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  . . .  42  43  44  45  46  next >




How the Bible Became Holy
add to cart
 



Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work
add to cart
 



The Ten Commandments
A Short History of an Ancient Text
add to cart
 



A World Without Jews
The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
add to cart
 



The Poetry of Kabbalah
Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition
add to cart
 



American Zion
The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War
add to cart
 



Culture and the Death of God
add to cart
 



Alexander to Constantine
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III
add to cart
 



The Great Agnostic
Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
add to cart
 



Jews and Words
add to cart
 



Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle
The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City
add to cart
 



Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
add to cart
 



Utopia
Second Edition
add to cart
 



Diasporas of the Mind
Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History
add to cart
 



Rav Kook
Mystic in a Time of Revolution
add to cart
 



Lillian Hellman
An Imperious Life
add to cart
 



The Christian Monitors
The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680-1730
add to cart
 



The Conversion of Scandinavia
Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe
add to cart
 



A Social History of Hebrew
Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period
add to cart
 



The Bible for Children
From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present
add to cart
 

< previous  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  . . .  42  43  44  45  46  next >