XXXIII. Julian Gardner
The Roman Crucible: The Artistic Patronage of the Papacy 1198–1304.
520 pages, 393 images
Munich: Hirmer Verlag 2013.
ISBN: 978-3-7774-2385-2, € 135,00.
This book gathers 13th century art commissioned by Roman popes and cardinals and provides a remarkable insight into the sociology of late medieval artistic practice. It traces how the church's governing body, the Roman Curia, imported art works from Europe to the Latium region and illustrates their enormous impact on Roman culture.
Received the Premio Daria Borghese 2014