The Making of Assisi: The Pope, the Franciscans, and the Painting of the Basilica

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Yale University Press
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9.3 X 11.2 X 1.0 inches | 3.57 pounds

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About the Author

Donal Cooper is an associate professor (lecturer) in the History of Art Department, University of Warwick. Janet Robson is an independent scholar.

"It is those frescoes - notably the 28 that make up the St Francis cycle - that are the subjects of this lavishly illustrated and thought-provoking work of exemplary and accessible scholarship by art historians Donal Cooper and Janet Robson." --Peter Stanford, The Daily Telegraph--Peter Stanford "The Daily Telegraph" (8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM)

"[A]n extraordinarily sophisticated investigation of [Assisi's] patronage and iconography."--David Ekserdjian, The Spectator--David Ekserdjian "The Spectator" (12/7/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"[An]outstanding book which show how art can change the world [and] demonstrates, through an intelligent combination of visual and historical research, the transformative role of art and architecture within this revolutionary process. . . [T]he originality of Donal Cooper and Janet Robson is to give a more considered and convincing account than ever before of the care with which the imagery in the church was devised, in order to convey to a diverse audience the complexity of Francis's example of Christian living."--Gervase Rosser, Apollo Magazine--Gervase Rosser "Apollo Magazine" (2/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)

'Clearly this impressive and densely argued book will stimulate lively reactions. . .This is above all a lucid, courageous and extremely well-informed discussion of the decorations of the Upper Church.'--Julian Gardner, Burlington Magazine

--Julian Gardner "Burlington Magazine" (6/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
Winner of the 2014 Authors' Club Art Book Prize--Art Book Prize "Authors' Club" (6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM)