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The miraculous image in Renaissance Florence

Author: Megan Holmes
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Renaissance Florence, certain paintings and sculptures of the Virgin Mary and Christ were believed to have extraordinary efficacy in activating potent sacred intercession. The author questions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Holmes
ISBN: 9780300176605 0300176600
OCLC Number: 821271482
Description: ix, 381 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Medieval Christian image cults and Florentine relic cults --
The chronological development of Florentine image cults --
The topography of the sacred in the city --
The Florentine contado and subject territories --
Image and efficacy --
The physiognomy, metaphors, and style of sacred embodiment --
Enshrinement: framing and veiling --
Image cults and the Florentine Renaissance.
Responsibility: Megan Holmes.

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"Megan Holmes's "The Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence" explores this fascinating and hitherto neglected subject with admirable clarity and insight." --David Ekserdjian, "The Spectator"--David Read more...

 
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