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ST. JOSEPH IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE SOCIETY AND ART New directions and interpretations

Wilson, Carolyn C.

Published by Saint Joseph's University Press, Philadelphia, 2001
ISBN 10: 0916101363 / ISBN 13: 9780916101367
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Publisher: Saint Joseph's University Press, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition


Philadelphia,2001. In-8o.XXIII-281 pp.79 plates, many in color.Bibliography & Index of Names, places, and works of art. Orig.cloth, with Dust Jacket. New/Neuf.Weight: 1,1 kilo. Bookseller Inventory # 0002979

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Synopsis: This study assembles a wealth of evidence of cult veneration of St. Joseph in renaissance Italy. Carolyn Wilson argues for broad revision of our understanding of devotion to St. Joseph during the late Pre-Tridentine period. Here challenged are the long-held view of the saint's unimportance prior to Counter-Reformation and old assumption that Pre-Tridentine images were often intended to demean him. Pictorial analysis focuses on art commissioned by confraternities and high-ranking patrons devoted to St. Joseph.

About the Author: Carolyn C. Wilson completed her Ph.D. degree from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts with a pioneering contextual study of Giovanni Bellini's "Coronation of the Virgin" altarpiece. Wilson has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Art and in Houston. Her publications on Renaissance art include "Italian Paintings, XIV-XVI Centuries, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston."

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