The Tempietto del Clitunno near Spoleto / Judson Emerick.

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  • De Gruyter Penn State University Press Complete eBook-Package Pre-2014 ; ISBN: 9783110745269
Published
  • University Park, PA : Penn State University Press [2021]
Physical description
1 online resource (630 p.)
ISBN
  • 9780271071473
Videorecording no.
  • MWT11611332
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • In English.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Jun 2021)
Audience
  • specialized
Contents
  • Frontmatter -- PLATES -- FIGURES
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  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • This is the first full-length study of the enigmatic Early Medieval chapel near the river Clitunno in central Umbria. Judson Emerick makes the Tempietto del Clitunno, a celebrated art-historical test case, the focus of a study that penetrates to the deep structure of the discipline.For centuries scholars have puzzled over the chapel's lavish Corinthian column screens, the crosses surrounded by Neo-Attic vine scrolls in its pedimental reliefs, and the Christian Latin inscriptions in huge Neo-Augustan block capitals from its friezes. The sixteenth-century humanists who named the building the "; Tempietto del Clitunno"; treated it as an ancient Roman temple that the Christians later converted. But modern art historians, learning that the Tempietto had been built from the ground up as a chapel, declared it an anomaly, the product of a most startling and unexpected Early Christian and medieval classical revival.Emerick intervenes by critiquing the notion of classical revival in medieval architecture. Impatient with the old Enlightenment historical plot that makes the Tempietto into a dark-age prodigy, Emerick boldly redescribes the architectural record to take away the Tempietto's strangeness. He shows conclusively that the chapel's orders, pedimental reliefs, and inscriptions conform to ancient Roman Imperial Corinthian standards, but then goes on to show that just this Corinthian decorative system was frequent, even normal in festive, public, Christian cult rooms from Constantine's day down through the twelfth century.History of style as an end in itself yields here to style treated as political phenomenon. Emerick turns to the frescoes on the Tempietto's rear apse wall for clues to the builders' political goals. He explains how grandees from the medieval Lombardo-Frankish Duchy of Spoleto, full participants in a Christian theocratic state, set up an array of Mediterranean icons inside the Tempietto to enhance their social and political control. The chapel's Corinthian decorative system, he concludes, must be integral to this political program.

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British Library: Lending Collection 99/11526
British Library: Lending Collection 99/11527
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.1999.b.1860
British School at Rome: British School at Rome 313.71.E.1/1-2 v. 1-2
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order to West Room, access from within the Main Reading Room, First Floor, (order to Rare Books Reading Room if pre-1900), not borrowable S401:6.b.9.136-137
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City, University of London Online location Open ebook
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Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 3 726.50945651 EME 1
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 3 726.50945651 EME 2
University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 2: Oversize - Normal loan NA5621.C2728 EME
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University of East Anglia Library Text
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (STANDARD LOAN) - 2nd floor NA5621.C2728 Eme.
The London Library: Topography T. Italy, 4to.
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University of Southampton Library: Internet Internet
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Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library NC.99.1914
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Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library NC.99.1913
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