The Spolia Churches of Rome: Recycling Antiquity in the Middle Ages

The Spolia Churches of Rome: Recycling Antiquity in the Middle Ages

by Maria Fabricius Hansen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788771242102
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maria Fabricius Hansen is an art historian and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen. She has written books and articles on the legacy and presence of antiquity in medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. This book, which is both an introduction to the spolia churches of medieval Rome and a guide to eleven selected churches, is based on a longer thesis on the subject, The Eloquence of Appropriation (Rome 2003).

Table of Contents

Recycling Antiquity Introduction Historical background Spolia in the Early Christian basilica Principles for the distribution of spolia Building on the past Materials and meaning Old and new side by side Selected spolia churches The Lateran Baptistery Sant'Agnese San Clemente Santa Costanza San Giorgio in Velabro San Lorenzo fuori le Mura Santa Maria in Cosmedin Santa Maria in Trastevere San Nicola in Carcere Santa Sabina Santo Stefano Rotondo Practical Information Other noteworthy spolia churches Timeline Popes Glossary Materials Bibliography Index

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