The Pieta in French Late Gothic Sculpture
||Forsyth, William H.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $120.00|
| Book Description: |
Piet#65533;--"pity" in Italian from the Latin word for "piety"--has come to signify images of the Virgin Mary grieving over the dead body of Christ, an image that was accorded an exalted place in the piety of the Late Gothic period. During that troubled time, the Piet#65533; was, as the author tells us, "like a talisman in a storm," a compelling and uplifting symbol. The impassioned devotion that grew up around the Piet#65533; inspired the wealth of...