São Paulo, SP: Univesidade deEdusp, 2010. color and b/w plates, color frontis., tbls., bibliographical references (p. 216-219), color pict. d.j. OCLC: 690686376. Item #97245
The city of Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia (in the 18th century the capital of the vice-reign of Brazil) contains diverse monuments of baroque style; the church of the convent of San Francis of Assisi is its most extraordinary example. This amazing Franciscan temple and convent located in the Terreiro de Jesus, mixes a sober and grandiose architecture with the refined blue and golden tile decorations and the protuberant golden and polychrome ornamental carving that features the glorious reign of dom Joao V in Portugal. Sculptor end researcher Mozart Alberto Bonazzi Da Costa presents a study of the "archaeology of past trades that should be conserved" (p. 17). In a first section the author reviews the historical aspects, the carving techniques and instruments used, the different styles and the aesthetic and symbolic aspects of the decorative carvings and in a second part includes a detailed analysis of the Church (the central nave, the pulpits, chancel, etc.) and the ornamental Repertory. "In 1994 (the author) started the research that would result in the work "A talha ornamental barroca na Igreja Conventual Franciscana" in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, for which he obtained his Masters degree in Art from the Instituto de Artes of the Universidade Estadual Paulista-Undesp in 1998"--Front flap. Contents: Prefácio / Benedito Lima de Toledo -- Apresentação / Julio Roberto Katinsky -- Introdução -- Parte I. A talha = The carving -- Parte II. A igreja conventuasl franciscana de Salvador = The conventual Franciscan church in Salvador -- Repertório ornamental = Ornamental repertoire. ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE TEXT. LIMITED EDITION OF 1000.