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Le lapidi terragne di Santa Croce
I. Dalla metà del Trecento al 1417 - II. Dal 1418 al 1499 - III. Dal 1500 al 1931

Polistampa, 2012

Curated by:

Roberto Lunardi

Pages: 792

Features: b/w ills, paperback , 3 volumi

Size: 17x24

ISBN: 978-88-596-0687-1


Testi e Studi, 28


A1 / Storia dell’arte

DSU1 / Storia

L5 / Biografie


Paolo Piazzesi

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Italian text

The publication is an entire cataloguing of the tombstones of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence since its foundation to the XX century. The aim of this work is to create a collection of the still existing tombstones, and give them a historical and artistic background, which can help to protect and preserve them as until now, they have been wrongly considered minor works and therefore neglected, and trampled, not just metaphorically. The research started from a biographical survey about the man whose name is written on the inscription, through a consultation of the Santa Croce Monastery Archive’s burial register, a book dated back to the years 1440 and 1596, kept intact since the last Monastery fire in 1935. The date on the inscriptions was the first chronological time-limit useful to determine which tombstones were made during the Gothic age. The year 1417 was taken as the chronological limit for the Gothic age in Florence, as this great revolution of Western cultural history was accomplished by a group of extraordinary artists in 1418, year in which the Art of Wool announced the contest for the commission of the dome of the Florence Cathedral. An analytical record with photos, information on materials, location, age and inscription is dedicated to each tombstone. The work, introduced by Roberto Lunardi’s essay Lavoro, coscienza, fede e decoro, is edited by Paolo Piazzesi.

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