The book was realized in the occasion of the event of 17th February 2013, when in Florence the passage between the Marino Marini Museum (that occupies the former San Pancrazio’s Church) and Chapel Rucellai was reopened, revealing to the public the masterpiece of Leon Battista Alberti, The Little Temple of the Holy Sepulcre
, located in the chapel. The project, coordinated by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e per il Paesaggio (Commission for the Architectural and Landscape Heritage) for the Provinces of Florence, Pistoia and Prato, with the cooperation of Marini Museum, will permit a complete fruition of the spaces of the Chapel (recently restructured, and previously accessible only from Via della Spada), thus allowing the public to admire the fine artifacts projected by Alberti himself. The volume describes the restoration of the Little Temple, a miniature version of the Tomb of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and retraces its history. Commissioned by Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai, the tabernacle was finished in 1467, as testified by the Latin inscription on the slab below the altar.
Texts by: Giuseppe Betori, Carlo Sisi, Alessandra Marino, Vincenzo Vaccaro, Rosella Pascucci, Marco Dezzi Bardeschi.
I edition: February 2013
I reprint: May 2013PDF format