Artbooks (Michael Shamansky) Catalog Number: 132680 / ISBN: 9788885155978
Author: Davanzo Poli, Doretta ; Nicola Mario Riccadona
Description: Padova: Associazione Centro Studi Antoniani, 2014. 28cm., pbk., 178pp. illus. Italian text.
Summary: The book contains the catalogue and the description of sixty liturgical vestments (copes, chasubles, tunics, and other textiles) used during the solemn liturgical celebrations in the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice and still preserved there. Professor Doretta Davanzo Poli, one of the international expert on the history of textiles, selected and catalogued the most significant specimens for technical and aesthetic quality. Through these liturgical vestments, dating from the thirteenth century till the beginning of the twentieth century, you can follow the story of textile art in Venice and in some of the most important silk factories of Europe and of the Mediterranean. The short essay of Mons. Ivo Panteghini explains the allegorical and symbolic meanings of the vestments that the celebrant wears at Mass or during processions, in a cross-reference of shapes, colours and symbols that express the mystery being celebrated.