The matter of miracles: Neapolitan baroque sanctity and architecture

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How can we think of the relationship between miracles and architecture beyond the transcendent? This book investigates the materiality of architecture, including urbanism and architectural decoration, sculpture, processions, reliquaries, in relation to the miraculous event, sanctity and the remaking of place.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages656
ISBN (Print)9780719084744
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Publication series

NameRethinking Art's Histories. Series Editors: Amelia G Jones & Marsha Meskimmon
PublisherManchester University Press


  • Miracle
  • materiality
  • San Gennaro / Saint Januarius
  • patronal saint / protector saint
  • Naples
  • baroque architecture
  • relics & reliquaries
  • vesuvius volcano
  • bronze
  • Cosimo Fanzago
  • aristocratic devotion
  • urban devotion
  • Spanish dominion & empire in early modern Italy
  • southern Italy
  • Jusepe de Ribera
  • transformation
  • potentiality of materials
  • salvation and architecture
  • baroque sculpture
  • Gennaro de Monte
  • spirituality & materiality
  • religion
  • saints and sanctity
  • city identity formation

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