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Author Moskowitz, Anita Fiderer, 1937-

Title Nicola Pisano's Arca di San Domenico and its legacy / Anita Fiderer Moskowitz
Published University Park, Pa. : Published for College Art Association by the Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 76 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Monographs on the fine arts ; v. 50
Monographs on the fine arts ; 50.
Summary The remarkable evolution of Italian Gothic and Renaissance sepulchral art was initiated not by the tomb of a pope or a prince but by one made for a saint, Dominic Guzman, founder of the Order of Preachers. The tomb was designed by Nicola Pisano in 1264 and built in San Domenico, Bologna, in 1267. Shortly after its construction, monumental tombs appeared everywhere in Italy, characterized by increasingly large-scale, spatially aggressive, architectonic forms with rich sculptural embellishments. This study analyzes the form and structure of this thirteenth-century monument and explores its meaning to Pisano's contemporaries, patrons as well as the public
Anita Moskowitz's discussions of the two major descendants of the Arca di San Domenico - the Arca di San Pietro Martire in Milan by Giovanni di Balduccio and the Arca di Sant'Agostino in Pavia by a follower of Balduccio - as well as the large number of monuments peripherally related to it, show the profound impact of the Bolognese monument on the subsequent history of tomb sculpture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-71) and index
Notes English
Print version record
In ACLS Humanities E-Book.
SUBJECT Pisano, Niccolò, 1206?-1280? -- Criticism and interpretation
Dominic, Saint, 1170-1221 -- Tomb
Dominic, Saint, 1170-1221 fast
Pisano, Niccolò, 1206?-1280? fast
Subject San Domenico (Church : Bologna, Italy)
SUBJECT San Domenico (Church : Bologna, Italy) fast
Subject Arca di San Domenico (Bologna, Italy)
Sculpture, Gothic -- Italy -- Bologna
Arca di San Domenico (Bologna, Italy)
Sculpture, Gothic
Visual Arts.
Art, Architecture & Applied Arts.
Italy -- Bologna
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92035734