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Baroque Monastery Libraries : Between Iconography and Function



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Monastic Libraries in East Central and Eastern Europe between the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment : proceedings of the international conference held on 7 to 9 December 2020 at the University of Hradec Králové
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords baroque libraries; iconography; iconology; baroque wall painting; Moravia; Bohemia
Description The first part of the article is dealing with iconographic programmes of Baroque monastery libraries and possibilities of their reconstruction and interpretation. The second part is focused on the practical functioning of the library halls in the everyday life of the monastic community. Finally, a question relating to a potential relationship between the book collection and the artistic decoration of the furniture, or with the ceiling painting on the vault of the library, is asked.

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