2:35 PM, January 22, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture Series Book Talk

The Badia of Florence:  Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery

Anne Leader, Ph.D.

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 4 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Reception and book signing to follow!

In The Badia of Florence:  Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery, Anne Leader explores the relatively unknown fresco cycle that adorns the second story of the main cloister at the Florentine Badia, an ancient, powerful, and wealthy Benedictine monastery that underwent a thorough institutional reform in the early fifteenth century.  Despite their important stylistic, inspirational, and symbolic features, the Badia frescoes remain unfamiliar to scholars and tourists alike.  Leader's book introduces the murals to a wider audience through exploration of how they formed a crucial part of the Badia's reform program.

Anne Leader holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.  She is currently researching tomb monuments and burial practices in Renaissance Florence.   She edits IASblog for the Italian Art Society.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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