NORMAN, D: Siena and the Virgin: Art and Politics in a Late Medieval City State

Norman, Diana. Siena and the Virgin: Art and Politics in a Late Medieval City State. Yale University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0300080069. Unmarked. Flower stamp inside cover. Small tear on back of dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26430) $25.00

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This richly illustrated book explores late medieval Sienese art—how it was created, commissioned, and understood by the citizens of Siena. Examining political, economic, and cultural relations between Siena and the contado, Diana Norman offers a new understanding of Marian art and its political function as an expression of civic ideology. Bibliography. Notes. Index. 252p.