Taking Place: Architecture and religious devotion in seventeenth-century Italy

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Chapter in major academic publication that discusses baroque architecture in terms of materiality and affect to challenge conventional modes of treating baroque architecture as representation of Council of Trent or liturgy or religious beliefs or ecclesiastical hierarchy. The chapter argues that materiality, the thinking of materials as productive and generative is vital for an understanding of baroque architecture and baroque art. A chapter in Renaissance Architecture edited by Alina Payne, Blackwell. In press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompanions to the History of Architecture
EditorsHarry Mallgrove, Alina Payne, Caroline van Eck, Sigrid De Jong, Martin Bressani, Christina Contandriopoulos, David Leatherbarrow, Alexander Eisenschmidt
Place of PublicationNew York
VolumeVolume I: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
ISBN (Print)9781444338515
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Publication series

NameCompanions to the History of Architecture


  • religious devotion
  • religious practice
  • architectural history
  • sanctity
  • Council of Trent
  • Ribera
  • place
  • southern Italy
  • early modern
  • baroque art
  • baroque architecture

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