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Il Pavimento del Duomo di Siena 2004
Il pavimento del duomo di Siena. L'arte della tarsia marmorea dal XIV al XIX secolo. Fonti e simbologia
Marilena Caciorgna, Roberto Guerrini, photographs by Andrea and Fabio Lensini
Silvana Editoriale
Cinisello Balsamo

The product of research lasting well over a decade, this book sets out to fill a need that we consider to be of primary importance by preparing (if that is the right word) an edition of the great figurative text underlying the Floor and providing the tools required to understand and to evaluate it. In that regard, the authors' interest focuses on the ancient, medieval and modern sources that inspired the choice of subjects, and helps the reader to fathom the symbology both of the individual cycles and of the floor as a whole. What forcefully emerges from the study of the various figurations is that they are all part a single programme guiding the visitor from his entrance into the Virgin's "most chaste temple", through Classical antiquity, the story of the Children of Israel and the story of salvation accomplished and achieved in the figure of Christ, who is constantly evoked but never actually portrayed in the floor since He is present on the altar towards which the entire artistic and spiritual journey converges.

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Volumes

Forte Fortuna 2003-2005 Anno VII Numero 7, Anno VIII Numero 8, Anno IX Numero 9
Forte Fortuna, Interpreting church art
edited and with an introduction by MARIO LORENZONI, ROBERTO GUERRINI
Quaderni dell'Opera
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2003
Sotto il duomo di Siena. Scoperte archeologiche, architettoniche e figurative
edited by Roberto Guerrini in conjunction with Max Seidel
Silvana Editoriale
Cinisello Balsamo
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Imago Virginis 2000-2002 Anno IV Numero 4, Anno V Numero 5, Anno VI Numero 6
Imago Virginis, Dall'arte delle origini alla Libreria Piccolomini, Interpreting church art
edited and with an introduction by MARIO LORENZONI, ROBERTO GUERRINI
Quaderni dell'Opera
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Ianua Coeli 1999 Anno III Numero 3
Ianua Coeli, Interpreting church art
edited and with an introduction by SENIO BRUSCHELLI
Quaderni dell'Opera
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