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Raphael's Bible: A Study of the Vatican Logge (Monographs on the Fine Arts) (College Art Association Monograph)

Bernice F. Davidson

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ISBN 10: 027100388X / ISBN 13: 9780271003887
Published by Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1985
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Raphael's Bible: A Study of the Vatican ...

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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No one has, until now, made a serious effort to analyze the meaning of Raphael's Bible. Considering the tomes devoted to theories about the Sistine ceiling or even to Raphael's own Stanze in the Vatican, this default is astonishing.

This monograph attempts to identify the most significant cohesive themes of the Logge decorations and to demonstrate that the subjects discussed in the first chapter as an introduction to the enterprise—namely, the ecclesiastical concerns and deep spirituality shown in Raphael's portrait of Leo X and the propaganda arguments of contemporary literature and festivals—come together in the Logge decorations.

In the Logge Raphael's genius transforms the common language and imagery of the papal court into an extraordinary masterpiece of art.

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Bernice Davidson, Research Curator of The Frick Collection, New York, took her PhD at Harvard University. She has served as Chief Curator at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, taught at Brown University and the New York Institute of Fine Arts, and was Art-Historian-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome in 1983.

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