Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 November 2016

644 Pages | 70 Halftones, black & white; 51 Halftones, colour

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719084744

Bookseller Code (06)

The matter of miracles

Neapolitan baroque sanctity and architecture

Helen Hills

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • Draws relics, reliquaries, architecture and urbanism into new and surprising configurations through a significant and original engagement with materiality
  • Offers a radical rethink of the relationships between saints, holiness and place
  • Relates matter to miracle without evoking a transcendent and thus opens a new approach to religious architecture
  • Bristling with new archival materials and historical insights, this study for the first time investigates the miracle of San Gennaro>'s liquefying blood in relation to architecture, art and philosophy

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