The Story of St. Francis of Assisi: In Twenty-Eight Scenes

The Story of St. Francis of Assisi: In Twenty-Eight Scenes ❰Read❯ ➲ The Story of St. Francis of Assisi: In Twenty-Eight Scenes Author Timothy Verdon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The grace of God, our savior, in these last days appeared in his servant Francis to all who are truly humble and truly friends of holy poverty Bonaventure s Life of St Francis Art historian Timothy Ve The grace of God, our savior, in of St. Epub Ü these last days appeared in his servant Francis to all who are truly humble and truly friends of holy poverty Bonaventure s Life of St Francis Art historian Timothy Verdon tells the story of the life of St Francis of Assisi in story and art Thestunning thirteenth century frescoes by Giotto that cover the walls of the famous Basilica in Assisi named for the saint are reproduced in full color, together with a The Story eBook ï schematic drawing showing their placement in the church Through detailed descriptions and illuminating commentary on each of the famous frescoes, Verdon tells the story of Francis s extraordinary life, allowing today s reader the opportunity to read the art on those walls in the same way that a medieval Christian might have done.


10 thoughts on “The Story of St. Francis of Assisi: In Twenty-Eight Scenes

  1. Dennis Brooke Dennis Brooke says:

    An interpretation of the history and art of 28 thirteenth century frescoes that adorn the walls of the Basilica in Assisi This short book by art historian Timothy Verdon tells the story of the frescoes and Saint Francis in photos and a description of each Great read if you can t go there I know I ll getout of it because of this book when I visit the Basilica this fall.


  2. Matt Bashore Matt Bashore says:

    Enjoyed the format of discussing each of Giotto s panels one by one, but I thought many of the interpretations were contrived, especially the relation of themes with the juxtaposed frescos by previous artists Of course, I am not in the basilica, where the connections may benoticeable, but I fear most are a stretch at best The introduction would be better withregarding the history of the basilica, the earlier frescos, and the frescos attributed to Giotto The illustrations could hav Enjoyed the format of discussing each of Giotto s panels one by one, but I thought many of the interpretations were contrived, especially the relation of themes with the juxtaposed frescos by previous artists Of course, I am not in the basilica, where the connections may benoticeable, but I fear most are a stretch at best The introduction would be better withregarding the history of the basilica, the earlier frescos, and the frescos attributed to Giotto The illustrations could have been larger, or the text could have been interspersed with larger details from the frescos I think clarity was sacrificed for the aesthetics of the book itself, which is beautiful.I d love to spend a few hours in the basilica with the book in hand


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