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Invisible city : aristocratic convents and architecture in Baroque Naples

Author: Helen Hills
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This text analyzes conventual architecture in terms of the politics of sight, 'the optics of power' - the relationship between flesh and stone. It uncovers the connections between the bodies of the nuns and the walls that housed them.
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Genre/Form: Church history
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Hills
ISBN: 0195117743 9780195117745
OCLC Number: 51107506
Awards: Winner of Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Book Prize.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Helen Hills.

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