Papacy and the Art of Reform in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Gregory XIII's Tower of the Winds in the Vatican

Papacy and the Art of Reform in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Gregory XIII's Tower of the Winds in the Vatican

by Nicola Courtright
     
 

About The Tower of Winds, its architecture, decoration and wider religious and political purpose.See more details below

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About The Tower of Winds, its architecture, decoration and wider religious and political purpose.

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ISBN-13:
9780521624374
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Monuments of Papal Rome Ser.
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Imagery of Counter-Reformation Rome, the Vatican, and the Papacy Under Gregory XIII: 1. Reformed Rome and the person of the pope; 2. The Tower of the Winds and calendar reform; Part II. 3. Architecture unifying imagery of rule and retreat; 4. The meridian room: art of time, cosmos, and the counter reformation; 5. Cycles: rooms of old testament patriarchs, apostles, Tobias, and old testament women views: room with topographical views; room of imaginary views; 6. Conclusion.

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