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Monastery of St Benedict: The Sanctuary of the Sacred Cave Subiaco

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An artistic guide for a visit to the Monasteries at Subiaco. Full of glossy illustrations and explanatory text. A short history of the Sacred Cave and the Monasteries precedes the artistic guide.

The Cave of Saint Benedict became a place of worship as early as the sixth century, and the oldest artistic evidence dates back to the eighth century. The evolution of the structure that we know today began in the second half of the eleventh century, characterised by a surprising balance between the human and the natural elements, between architecture and the living rock. The most significant paintings date back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, these frescoes are extraordinary for their quality and state of conservation. They include the oldest portrait of St Francis of Assisi who reached Subiaco in 1223.

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Benedictine Monks of Subiaco
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Paperback
Number of pages:
71
Publisher:
Benedictine Monks of Subiaco
Title:
Monastery of St Benedict: The Sanctuary of the Sacred Cave Subiaco

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An artistic guide for a visit to the Monasteries at Subiaco. Full of glossy illustrations and explanatory text. A short history of the Sacred Cave and the Monasteries precedes the artistic guide.

The Cave of Saint Benedict became a place of worship as early as the sixth century, and the oldest artistic evidence dates back to the eighth century. The evolution of the structure that we know today began in the second half of the eleventh century, characterised by a surprising balance between the human and the natural elements, between architecture and the living rock. The most significant paintings date back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, these frescoes are extraordinary for their quality and state of conservation. They include the oldest portrait of St Francis of Assisi who reached Subiaco in 1223.

Added value:
Scarce book; as new.
Author(s):
Benedictine Monks of Subiaco
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
71
Publisher:
Benedictine Monks of Subiaco
Title:
Monastery of St Benedict: The Sanctuary of the Sacred Cave Subiaco

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