This essay explores the presepe, an important form of traditional religious Italian dioramic art depicting the Nativity. In particular, it examines the presepe designed by Francesco Artese as part of a broader reflection on Italian nativity scenes as imagined cultural landscapes and installation art.
Stanbury, Sarah. "Nostalgia and the Repair of Place: A Nativity Scene in St. Peter's Square." Interfaces, vol. 35, 2014, pp. 137-164.