I. Einleitung, Geschichte der Kirche, Architektur & Skulptur, Kunstgewerbe; and III. Dokumente und Akten zur Geschichte der Kirche und des Kosters. 304, 133 pp., the first and third volumes of the scholarly monograph on the 13th century basilica, its architecture, sculpture, stained glass, treasures, and artwork, notes, lists, bibliography, documents, inventories of the church from 1338, 1473, and 1719, indices, Vol. I profusely illustrated with 375 text illustrations from drawings and photographs and 26 plates (some in bright colors, several bi-fold), showing interior and exterior views, details of frescos, choirstalls, furniture, manuscripts, stained glass windows, and other items and views. Handwritten pen notations to front pasted down endpapers. Small folio. Original gilt-decorated navy blue boards. Some extremely minor wear and scuffing. Berlin (Verlag fur Kunstwissenschaft) 1915, 1928. One of 500 copies.
The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is a Papal minor basilica and one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. Construction of the basilica began in 1228 and comprises two churches - the Upper Church, an early Gothic-style church, and the Lower Church, which is decorated by frescoes by numerous important late Medieval painters including Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Pietro Lorenzetti. On September 26, 1997, two earthquakes hit Italy, causing extensive damage to a number of the frescoes. These volumes are an indispensable work and exceptional study of the basilica and its features. Book ID: 49013