Gli Oratori di Palermo

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[automatically translated] The book is the result of extensive research that for the first time had intended to examine a peculiar form of this sacred building in Palermo, the speakers, the oldest organisms and with different commissions, development and functionality than the best known of the Philippine counterparts . The analysis of the primary and secondary manuscript sources, the bibliography of published and archival research in the carpet, made it possible to draw a comprehensive picture which clarified the procedures relating to the establishment of these architectures, as well as to their accommodation decorative, essentially resulting in the particular patrons who favored the construction. Without going into details, They were identified 42 remaining speakers and with the contribution of documentary sources for those destroyed were dissolved some nodes that have perfectly clear iconographic conception of the sites, which was substantially unique. Research has also highlighted the recurrence of specific types of furniture and other works of art designed for that type of target, making the speakers some of the main Sicilian artistic monuments and, as regards those stuccoed by Giacomo Serpotta, also European. The book is therefore also in the form of catalog with the data sheet for each individual site with the history of the client, the site and the description of all internal devices, based on literature and archival research.
Original languageItalian
PublisherRotary Club Palermo
Number of pages302
ISBN (Print)978-88-908021-0-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Palazzotto, P. (1999). Gli Oratori di Palermo. Rotary Club Palermo.