A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy Hardback

Forli's Madonna of the Fire

by Lisa Pon;

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A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy

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In 1428, a devastating fire destroyed a schoolhouse in the northern Italian city of Forli, leaving only a woodcut of the Madonna and Child that had been tacked to the classroom wall. The people of Forli carried that print - now known as the Madonna of the Fire - into their cathedral, where two centuries later a new chapel was built to enshrine it. In this book, Lisa Pon considers a cascade of moments in the Madonna of the Fire's cultural biography: when ink was impressed onto paper at a now-unknown date; when that sheet was recognized by Forli's people as miraculous; when it was enshrined in various tabernacles and chapels in the cathedral; when it or one of its copies was - and still is - carried in procession. In doing so, Pon offers an experiment in art historical inquiry that spans more than three centuries of making, remaking, and renewal.

A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy by Lisa Pon was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2015. The ISBN for A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy is 9781107098510.

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Details for A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy

Page last updated 29th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2015)
Number of Pages301
Thickness20 mm
Height253 mm
Width177 mm
Product Code4439067
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