MODESTI, P: Santa Maria dei Miracoli: A Late Fifteenth-Century Building in Ancient Style

Book cover. Santa Maria dei Miracoli: A Late Fifteenth-Century Building in Ancient StyleModesti, Paola. Santa Maria dei Miracoli: A Late Fifteenth-Century Building in Ancient Style. Chorus Marsilio, 2009. ISBN: 9788831798181. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#31099) $12.00

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Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a church in the sestiere of Cannaregio, in Venice, Italy. Also known as “Marble Church.” It was built between 1481 and 1489 by Pietro Lombardo to house a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary. Beautifully illustrated. Text in English. 32p. Layout.

PHILLIPSON, DW: Ancient Churches of Ethiopia: Fourth-fourteenth Centuries

Phillipson, David W. Ancient Churches of Ethiopia: Fourth-fourteenth Centuries. Yale University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780300141566. Factory sealed. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31040)

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This landmark book is the first to integrate historical, archaeological, and art-historical evidence to provide a comprehensive account of Ethiopian Christian civilization and its churches—both built and rock-hewn—from the Aksumite period to the 13th century.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white. 230p. Measures 8.75×11 inches.

DE JONG, JL: The Power and the Glorification: Papal Pretensions and the Art of Propaganda in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

De Jong, Jan L. The Power and the Glorification: Papal Pretensions and the Art of Propaganda in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780271050799. Factory sealed. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30981) $45.00

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Focusing on a turbulent time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, The Power and the Glorification considers how, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the papacy employed the visual arts to help reinforce Catholic power structures. All means of propaganda were deployed to counter the papacy’s eroding authority in the wake of the Great Schism of 1378 and in response to the upheaval surrounding the Protestant Reformation a century later.

31 color and 93 black-and-white illustrations. Measures 10×10.5 inches. 208p.