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Title Eyewitness to Old St. Peter's : a study of Maffeo Vegio's "Remembering the ancient history of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome" : with translation and a digital reconstruction of the church / Christine Smith, Harvard University; Joseph F. O'Connor, Catholic University of America
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Contents The Canon and the Basilica. Maffeo Vegio : Biography and Historical Context -- The Text : Structure and Meaning -- A Humanist Looks at a Medieval Marvel -- Conclusion -- The Text. Note on the Text and Translation -- The Text : "Remembering the Ancient History of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome" -- The Image. The Reconstruction of St. Peter's ca. 1450 -- Appendix : The Stefaneschi Altarpiece, the Canons' Choir and Altar, and the Oratory of Sta. Maria in Cancellis
Summary "The text guides us through the building's true story in its material reality, undistorted by medieval guides. This was its living memory and a visualization of the continuity of Roman history into modern times"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO ; viewed June 28, 2019)
Subject Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458. De rebus antiquis memorabilibus basilicae S. Petri Romae
Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano -- History
Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano.
Church architecture -- Vatican City -- History
Church decoration and ornament -- Vatican City -- History
Lost architecture -- Vatican City
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious
ART / General.
Church architecture.
Church decoration and ornament.
Lost architecture.
Vatican City -- Antiquities
Vatican City -- Buildings, structures, etc
Vatican City.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458. De rebus antiquis memorabilibus basilicae S. Petri Romae. English
O'Connor, Joseph F., 1943-
Smith, Christine (Christine Hunnikin)
ISBN 1108750893 (electronic bk.)
9781108750899 (electronic bk.)