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The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

Author: Gianfranco MalafarinaChiara FrugoniElio CiolStefano CiolGhigo RoliAll authors
Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Founded in 1228, the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi is the burial place of the well-known saint and the mother church of the Franciscan order of monks. It is also a treasure house of art, decorated with monumental frescoes by some of the greatest painters of the 13th and 14th centuries ... This book takes its readers on a guided tour of this magnificent complex ... Rarely seen details allow the personal imprints  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Art Pictorial works
Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; Franciscus av Assisi, helgon; Francis, of Assisi Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gianfranco Malafarina; Chiara Frugoni; Elio Ciol; Stefano Ciol; Ghigo Roli; James Yorke
ISBN: 9780500517680 0500517681
OCLC Number: 888461971
Language Note: Translated from the Italian by James Yorke.
Description: 324 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction: The canonization of St Francis and the frescoes in the upper church --
The lower church --
Narthex & nave --
The chapels --
Presbytery & transepts --
The face of St Francis --
Geometric designs --
Animals --
Angels --
Architecture --
Nature --
The upper church --
The nave --
The vaults --
Transepts & apse.
Other Titles: Basilica di San Francesco ad Assisi.
Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi
Responsibility: edited by Gianfranco Malafarina ; introduction by Chiara Frugoni ; photographs by Elio Ciol, Stefano Ciol and Ghigo Roli.

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Founded in 1228, the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi is the burial place of the well-known saint and the mother church of the Franciscan order of monks. This book takes its readers on a guided tour  Read more...

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