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Item Number: 140877
Title: The Neapolitan Crèche at the Art Institute of Chicago
Author: Bellenger, Sylvain (et al)
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 9780300222357
Record created on 04/14/16
Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, or the Art Institute of Chicago, 2016. 29cm., hardcover, 176pp., 242 color illus.

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 the pinnacle of a rich artistic heritage. This luxurious 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. Together the essays and entries highlight the astonishing realism and potent symbolism of these figures, which range from heavenly angels and the Holy Family around the manger to street vendors and revelers feasting, drinking, and dancing in a tavern.

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