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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

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