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La Porta d'oro del Ghiberti

Atti del ciclo di conferenze, Firenze, 20 novembre 2012-4 giugno 2013

Timothy Verdon

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edited by Timothy Verdon

paperback
16 × 24 cm, 136 pp.
90 colour illustrations

isbn 978-88-7461-249-9 Italian

Rediscovering and reinterpreting Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise following the extraordinary restoration work done on them – which took 27 years – was the aim of this cycle of conferences held between November 2012 and June 2013 at the Centro di Arte e Cultura dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore. Nine speakers, with nine essays, show the reader the cultural, architectural and fideistic aspects underlying this exceptional work of art. Moreover, there is in-depth information about the process that characterized the demanding restoration work conducted at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, along with new interpretations of the images on the back of the right door, made with metal punches that were proof coinages of Florence’s currency, the florin. The publication features 90 pictures of outstanding quality reproducing the Gates of Paradise in all their splendour.