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A childhood memory by Piero della Francesca

Author: Hubert Damisch
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Piero della Francesca's Madonna del Parto, a celebrated fifteenth-century Tuscan fresco in which the Virgin gestures to her partially open dress and her pregnant womb, is highly unusual in its iconography. Hubert Damisch undertakes an anthropological and historical analysis of an artwork he constructs as a childhood dream of one of humanity's oldest preoccupations, the mysteries of our origins, of our conception and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Piero, della Francesca; Piero, della Francesca; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.; Piero, della Francesca
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Damisch
ISBN: 9780804734417 0804734410 9780804734424 0804734429
OCLC Number: 85692778
Description: 113 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Souvenir d'enfance par Piero della Francesca.
Responsibility: Hubert Damisch ; translated by John Goodman.
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