The matter of miracles: Neapolitan baroque sanctity and architecture by Helen HillsThe matter of miracles: Neapolitan baroque sanctity and architecture by Helen Hills

The matter of miracles: Neapolitan baroque sanctity and architecture

byHelen Hills

Hardcover | November 14, 2016

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Investigating the miracle of the Neapolitan saint San Gennaro's liquefying blood in relation to art, architecture and philosophy, this book offers a bracing and thoroughly original rethink of baroque relics, reliquaries, metals and materiality. Focused on the richly adorned baroque TreasuryChapel of San Gennaro, this study embraces sanctity and salvation, and questions the cultural impact and consequences of Spanish colonialism within Europe in the city of Naples. It examines the matter of the baroque miracle through a rigorous engagement with natural history, telluric philosophy, newmaterialism, theory and philosophy. Bronze and silver architecture and sculpture are subjected to energetic transformational interpretations, which give a vitally new approach to baroque sanctity, in which the city is seen as an event in the history of holiness. Bristling with new archival materials and historical insights, this studylifts the baroque from its previous marginalisation, to engage fiercely with materiality as potentiality and thus with art and architecture as potentially transformative.
Helen Hills is Professor of History of Art at the University of York.
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Title:The matter of miracles: Neapolitan baroque sanctity and architectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:644 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719084741

ISBN - 13:9780719084744

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