MCLELLAN, D: Signorelli’s Orvieto Frescoes: A Guide to the Capella Nuova of Orvieto Cathedral

McLellan, Dugald. Signorelli’s Orvieto Frescoes: A Guide to the Capella Nuova of Orvieto Cathedral. Opera del Duomo di Orvieto, 2000. ISBN: 8885962300. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29779)

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Beautiful color plates. 78p.

Orvieto Cathedral is a large 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and situated in the town of Orvieto in Umbria, central Italy. The construction of the Cappella Nuova and Signorelli chapel was started in 1408 and completed in 1444.

BONSANTI, G: The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi: Glory and Destruction

Bonsanti, Giorgio. The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi: Glory and Destruction. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997. ISBN: 0810927675. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#29071) $15.00

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Beautiful color plates. 68 photographs in full color by Ghigo Roli. 99p. Measures 9.5×12.25 inches.

Seconds before the 1997 earthquake, Roli completed photographing the interior of the Upper Basilica of St. Francis. This book offers both a picture of the Basilica before its destruction and photographs of the aftermath.

MITCHELL, A: Cathedrals of the World (Great Buildings of the World)

Mitchell, Ann. Cathedrals of the World (Great Buildings of the World). Paul Hamlyn, 1968. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket with edge wear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#28756)

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Compares, with an analysis of 12 of the finest cathedrals in Europe, with particular emphasis on the Gothic masterpieces. Includes Durham, Laon, Paris, Bourges, Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Canterbury, Salisbury, Ely, Burgos, and Strasbourg.

The book is lavishly illustrated with 180 black and white photos, and 12 full page color of each cathedral. Illustrated end papers. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. 188p. Measures 8×9 inches.