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Santa Maria Della Salute

Santa Maria Della Salute
Architecture and Ceremony in Baroque Venice

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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2010
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521652469

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  • Santa Maria della Salute is one of Venice's best known monuments and the masterpiece of its architect, Baldassare Longhena. In this study of the church, Andrew Hopkins provides new documentation and autograph drawings, published here for the first time, that enable an accurate history of the building. As well as presenting important information on the construction of the church, he also provides an analysis of Santa Maria della Salute's function as the site of an annual feast day procession and the impact of ceremonial requirements on the architectural design.

    • New drawings by the architect
    • New documents
    • New interpretation of how the building was used
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Practicality, politics and national pride are woven together to produce an elegant and uncluttered book about a church that does, as the author hopes it will, emerge as one of the most 'precious and innovative churches' not only of the decade but also of the era..." The Art Book

    "Four appendixes (90 documents on the building history, 65 of whch are previously unpublished; a catalog of drawings, sketches, and paintings, an analysis of the original design; a description of the ceremonial books of the Venetian Republic) and an invaluable critical bibliography complete a book that fills a gap in the field and is indispensable for the scholar of baroque architecture." Choice

    "A specialist in Baroque architecture, Hopkins...focuses on the monumental church commissioned by the government of Venice in 1631 after an epidemic of the plague and designed by Baldassare Longhena." Reference & Research Book News

    "Andrew Hopkin's book is a nicely-presented mongraph in English on an important Venetian monument and it is carried out with scholarly care." Renaissance Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521652469
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 211 x 263 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.165kg
    • contains: 173 b/w illus. 13 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2010
  • Table of Contents

    1. Planning S. Maria della Salute
    2. The building
    3. Longhena's design process and sources
    4. Ducal ceremony and S. Maria della Salute
    Conclusion, S. Maria della Salute as a landmark.

  • Author

    Andrew Hopkins, British School at Rome

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