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Author McHam, Sarah Blake.

Title The chapel of St. Anthony at the Santo and the development of Venetian Renaissance sculpture / Sarah Blake McHam
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994


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Description xvi, 432 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents Color Plates -- Ch. 1. "Go, Go, Become a Saint": The Making of St. Anthony of Padua in Biography and Cult -- Ch. 2. The Redecoration's Joint Sponsorship by Church and State: The Franciscan Order and the City of Padua -- Ch. 3. History of the Chapel's Redecoration: the Relief Cycle of St. Anthony (1470-c. 1530) -- Ch. 4. History of the Relief Cycle of St. Anthony (1530s-1570s): the Advent of Tuscan Influence -- Ch. 5. The Chapel's Architecture and the Altar-Tomb -- Ch. 6. The Design of the Redecoration and Its Sources -- Ch. 7. Conclusion -- Chronology of the Redecoration
Summary It effectively serves the modern scholar as a case study in the evolution of Venetian Renaissance sculpture at a critical period in its development, from the late fifteenth to the late sixteenth century. Featuring a new corpus of photographs of the chapel, published here for the first time, this volume also includes an appendix of 125 documents newly transcribed and analyzed
The Chapel of St. Anthony at the Santo and the Development of Venetian Renaissance Sculpture is an interdisciplinary study of one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Western Christendom. The chapel is also universally acknowledged as one of the major monuments of Renaissance Italy. Here, for the first time since antiquity, a chapel was decorated with a monumental, narrative sculptural cycle carved entirely from marble. The use of this material on such an unprecedented scale reveals the learned antiquarian milieu in which the redecoration scheme was conceived. Spanning nearly a hundred years, the project engaged the major architects and sculptors of the sixteenth century, including Tullio and Antonio Lombardo, Andrea Briosco, known as Riccio, Jacopo Sansovino, Giovanni Maria Falconetto, Danese Cattaneo, Girolamo Campagna, and Tiziano Aspetti
Analysis Sculptures
Venice (Italy)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index
Subject Anthony, of Padua, Saint, 1195-1231 -- Art.
Anthony, of Padua, 1195-1231 -- Art
Anthony, of Padua, 1195-1231 -- Art
Basilica di Sant'Antonio (Padua, Italy)
Marble sculpture, Italian -- Italy -- Venice.
Marble sculpture, Renaissance -- Italy -- Venice.
LC no. 92043078
ISBN 0521418534