Princeton University Library Catalog

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.

Author:
Art Institute of Chicago [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago, Illinois : Art Institute of Chicago, [2016]
  • New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press
  • ©2016
Description:
175 pages ; 32 cm
Summary note:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
  • 9780300222357 (hardcover)
  • 0300222351 (hardcover)
LCCN:
2016042069
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