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Author Fondaras, Antonia, author.

Title Augustinian art and meditation in Renaissance Florence : the choir altarpieces of Santo Spirito 1480-1510 / by Antonia Fondaras.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; volume 42.
Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; volume 308.
Brill's studies in intellectual history. Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; volume 42.
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; volume 308.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Saint Augustine, the Augustinian Hermits, and the Convent of Santo Spirito -- The Santo Spirito Choir and the Presence of the Friars -- The Santo Spirito Format : Fashioning Sacred Space -- Discursive Meditation and Botticelli's Bardi Altarpiece -- Hope and the Virtues : Piero di Cosimo's The Visitation with Saints Nicholas of Bari and Anthony Abbot -- Caritas and Family : Filippino Lippi's Nerli Altarpiece -- Faith and the Mirror of God : Agnolo del Mazziere's The Holy Trinity with Saints Mary Magdalen and Catherine of Alexandria.
Summary "In The Choir Altarpieces of Santo Spirito, 1480-1510, Antonia Fondaras reunites the fifteenth-century altarpieces painted by Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, Filippino Lippi, and other masters for the choir of the Augustinian church of Santo Spirito in Florence. Departing from a conventional focus on artist and patron, the author illuminates the engagement of the Augustinian Hermit friars with the composition and iconography of these pictures, and discusses how they were used to fashion the choir into a space suited to the friars' institutional and spiritual ideals. Fondaras includes a close reading of the choir's most compelling and original altarpieces, which were grounded in the writings of Augustine and provided a focal point for the friars' sophisticated meditative practices"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Augustinians -- Art patronage.
Art patronage.
Santo Spirito (Church : Florence, Italy)
Santo Spirito (Church : Florence, Italy)
Altarpieces, Italian -- Italy -- Florence -- 15th century.
Altarpieces, Italian.
Italy -- Florence.
Chronological Term 15th century
Subject Altarpieces, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
Altarpieces, Renaissance.
Augustinian art.
Augustinian art.
Chronological Term 1400-1499
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fondaras, Antonia. Choir altarpieces of Santo Spirito 1480-1510. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020] 9789004401143 (DLC) 2019048186
ISBN 9004419896
9789004419896 (electronic book)
9789004401143 (hardback)