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dc.contributor.authorSherman, Allison M.
dc.descriptionElectronic version excludes images for which permission has not been granted by the rights holderen_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation reconstructs the original form and sixteenth-century decoration of the lost Venetian church of Santa Maria Assunta dei Crociferi, destroyed after the suppression of the Crociferi in 1656 to make way for the present church of the Gesuiti. The destruction of the church, the scattering of its contents, and the almost total lack of documentation of the religious order for which the space was built, has obscured our understanding of the many works of art it once contained, produced by some of the most important Venetian artists of the sixteenth century. This project seeks to correct scholarly neglect of this important church, and to restore context and meaning to these objects by reconstructing their original placement in the interest of a collective interpretation. Various types, patterns and phases of patronage at the church—monastic, private and corporate—are discussed to reveal interconnections between these groups, and to highlight to role of the Crociferi as architects of a sophisticated decorative programme that was designed to respond to the latest artistic trends, and to visually demonstrate their adherence to orthodoxy at a moment of religious upheaval and reform.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subject.lcshSanta Maria Assunta dei Crociferi (Church : Venice, Italy)en_US
dc.subject.lcshLost architecture--Italy--Veniceen_US
dc.subject.lcshChurch architecture--Italy--Veniceen_US
dc.subject.lcshChurch decoration and ornament--Italy--Veniceen_US
dc.subject.lcshArt, Italian--16th century--Italy--Veniceen_US
dc.subject.lcshVenice (Italy)--Church history--16th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshMonasticism and religious orders--Italy--Venice--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSanta Maria Assunta dei Gesuiti (Church : Venice, Italy)en_US
dc.titleThe lost Venetian church of Santa Maria Assunta dei Crociferi : form, decoration, and patronageen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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