The rule, the Bible, and the council: the library of the Benedictine Abbey at Praglia
Published by College Art Association in association with University of Washington Press, 1998 - Architecture - 200 pages
The Rule, the Bible, and the Council focuses on the decoration of a Benedictine library conceived and executed within a few years of the conclusion of the Council of Trent. The Abbey at Praglia, near Padua, commissioned work from Paolo Veronese and Tintoretto as well as Battista Zelotti. The authors reconstruct the 16th-century library room using physical, on-site evidence, extant documents concerning the furnishings, measurements of the paintings, and early descriptions to re-create with computer technology the room furnished and decorated in 1562 -- ca. 1570. Zelotti's 24 paintings on canvas for the Library at Praglia show a sensitive and clear articulation of the doctrinal intent planned by the erudite Benedictine patrons.
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1960 conservation A.a. Pr abbot Abraham Ambrose anteroom Augustine Barbo Battista Zelotti Benedictine monastery Benedictine Order Bible biblical Biblioteca Biblioteca Marciana Breviary Caldogno canvas before 1960 Carpanese Cassinese Cassinese Congregation ceiling paintings century Cesena chapter Church cited Collett concerning Congregation of Santa context Council of Trent Cumaean Sibyl cycle decorations divine document ducati Enchiridion end wall entrance Erythraean Sibyl Esau Eucharist faith Fathers figure fresco Gasparo Contarini Holy Spirit humility Ibid images inscriptions Jacob Jael Jedin Judith Justification ladder Library at Praglia Library Room libri liturgy Marciana monks Old Testament Ottoni oval Padua Paolo Veronese Penco Pentecost Philistines Praglia Library prayer reading reconstruction Refectory reference reform role Sacrament Saint Benedict Saint Gregory Samson Santa Giustina scenes Scripture Sibyl Sinding-Larsen Sisera Speculum virginum Tablets tempera on canvas Temple texts themes Tiburtine Sibyl Trolese Venezia Venice Virgin Virtues wall paintings wisdom Zava Zava Boccazzi Zelotti's painting