GARY M RADKE & P. MACEY    Book Number: 83169    Product format: Hardback

Itself an architectural masterpiece, Florence Cathedral is also home to many artistic treasures. Familiarly called Il Duomo, is an Early Renaissance architectural masterpiece. The interrelationship between the brilliant art and architecture and the Cathedral's musical program is explored in depth in this beautiful book. Perhaps the most beloved example is Luca della Robbia's sculptural program for the organ loft, comprising ten sculptural relief panels that depict children singing, dancing, and making music. Luca's charming sculptures are examined alongside luxurious illuminated manuscripts commissioned for musical performances. Essays by distinguished scholars provide new insights into the original function and meaning of Luca's sculptures; organs and organists during the 15th century; singing, local and imported traditions, liturgy, music and art, and the newly expanded Museo dell'Opera, the roles played by women and girls, as well as men and boys, in making music throughout Renaissance Florence and the Cathedral's illuminated choir books. Gorgeous clothbound tall volume, lovely colour illus. 19.7 x 31.1 cm, 96 pages.
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ISBN 9780300209181
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