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The Italian Presepe: Cultural Landscape of the Soul is an exploration of an important form of traditional religious Italian dioramic art depicting the Nativity. The Italian presepe is a widely practiced art form, encompassing in three dimensions elements of sculpture, painting and set design.


College of the Holy Cross

Publication Date



Worcester, Massachusetts


crèches, nativity scenes, Italy, terra-cotta figurines, exhibition catalog


Arts and Humanities | Christianity | Interactive Arts | Religion | Sculpture

Exhibition Dates

September 3-December 17, 2014

Physical Description

80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm




Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Italian Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul, presented at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, September 3-December 17, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references.

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