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Corporate Author Art Institute of Chicago, author.

Title The Neapolitan crèche at the Art Institute of Chicago / Sylvain Bellenger and Carmine Romano ; with an essay by Jesse Rosenberg and a preface by Riccardo Muti.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.
New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  704.9 ART    AVAILABLE
Description 175 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "The 18th-century Neapolitan crèche at the Art Institute of Chicago, which contains over 200 figures arranged in a panorama of street life, represents a prime example of this artistic medium. This catalogue is the first to study the crèche in the context of art and music history. Essays explore the Neapolitan crèche tradition and examine the design of Chicago's example with reference to other important crèches in Europe and the United States. Entries on individual figures identify the characters and types they represent, as well as their social and historical meaning and religious significance. Other entries address groups of figures, animals, and cultural themes present in the crèche"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Crèches (Nativity scenes) -- Italy -- Naples -- Catalogs.
Art objects, Italian -- Italy -- Naples -- Catalogs.
Art objects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Catalogs.
Art and music -- Italy -- Naples -- History -- 18th century -- Catalogs.
Added Author Bellenger, Sylvain.
Romano, Carmine.
Rosenberg, Jesse.
Muti, Riccardo, writer of preface.
ISBN 9780300222357 (hardcover)
0300222351 (hardcover)

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