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The Neapolitan crèche at the Art Institute of Chicago /
Sylvain Bellenger and Carmine Romano ; with an essay by Jesse Rosenberg and a preface by Riccardo Muti.
imprint
Chicago, Illinois : Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.
description
175 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN
0300222351 (hardback), 9780300222357 (hardback)
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Chicago, Illinois : Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.
isbn
0300222351 (hardback)
9780300222357 (hardback)
abstract
"The 18th-century Neapolitan crèche at the Art Institute of Chicago, which contains over 200 figures arranged in a panorama of street life, represents a prime example of this artistic medium. This catalogue is the first to study the crèche in the context of art and music history. Essays explore the Neapolitan crèche tradition and examine the design of Chicago's example with reference to other important crèches in Europe and the United States. Entries on individual figures identify the characters and types they represent, as well as their social and historical meaning and religious significance. Other entries address groups of figures, animals, and cultural themes present in the crèche"--
catalogue key
10650900
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index.

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