The Resource The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi : glory and destruction, Giorgio Bonsanti ; photographs by Ghigo Roli ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli

The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi : glory and destruction, Giorgio Bonsanti ; photographs by Ghigo Roli ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli

Label
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi : glory and destruction
Title
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Title remainder
glory and destruction
Statement of responsibility
Giorgio Bonsanti ; photographs by Ghigo Roli ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli
Title variation
Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Seconds before the first shock of the tragic earthquake that rocked the central Italian town of Assisi on September 26, 1997, Ghigo Roli completed photographing the interior of the Upper Basilica of St. Francis. He had been working for months on detailed pictures of the vault and its precious medieval frescoes for a forthcoming publication. Just as he stepped out into the night air, at 2:30 A.M., the earth shook beneath him. When it stopped, he ran back inside and, miraculously, found his camera intact amid the terrible destruction. Roli's work, which represents the last photographs of the Basilica's intact vault, is accompanied here by several photographs taken immediately after the destruction. An introduction by art historian Giorgio Bonsanti describes the vault and its frescoes in detail. This volume will stand as a memorial to the glory of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the world's great art treasures
Member of
Cataloging source
WaS
Dewey number
  • 726.5/0945/651
  • 726.5/0945/651
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND2757.A8
LC item number
B6613 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi : glory and destruction, Giorgio Bonsanti ; photographs by Ghigo Roli ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli
Publication
Note
Translation of: La volta della Basilica superiore di Assisi
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • fro
Contents
Foreword / Franco Cosimo Panini -- The Church of St. Francis in Assisi / Giorgio Bonsanti -- Assisi, The Earthquake of September 26, 1997 / Ghigo Roli -- The Vault of the Upper Church. The Upper Basilica: Iconographic Plan. Archivolt of the Inner Facade: Iconographic Plan. Vault of the Doctors of the Church: Iconographic Plan. Vault of the Four Intercessors: Iconographic Plan. Vault of the Evangelists: Iconographic Plan. The Earthquake of September 26
Control code
000013914271
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
99 p.
Isbn
9780810940246
Isbn Type
(bookclub hc.)
Lccn
97078102
Other physical details
col. ill., plans
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18289782
System control number
13914271mb

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
      -38.143069 144.360403
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...