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The matter of miracles: Neapolitan baroque architecture and sanctity

Helen Hills


In place of linear historicism, this book offers a new approach to architecture by examining the matter of the miracle in relation to baroque architecture through an interrogation of the relationship between architecture and the sacred in the economy of the relic. It considers the Treasury Chapel as the interaction of movement and sanctity in relation to matter and affect, particularly the transport of salvation. The rituals of the Treasury Chapel made visible the new cartographies and choreographies of spiritual authority that fed it and that it espoused and generated. The book focuses on the ... More

Keywords: Neapolitan baroque architecture, Treasury Chapel, sanctity, San Gennaro, Renaissance Succorpo chapel, Spanish rule, silver saints, choreographies, spiritual authority, Santa Patrizia, Spanish monarchy, cartographies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719084744
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526100382


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Hills, author
The Open University