Nicholas Penny: Painting in Marble, 20 May 2021
Show More Painting in Stone: Architecture and the Poetics of Marble from Antiquity to the Enlightenment by Fabio Barry.
Yale, 438 pp., £50, October 2020, 978 0 300 24816 6Show More
“... Fabio Barry’s book about stones alters our understanding of the sacred, or at least symbolic, nature of much of the great architecture of the past. In addition to his command of specialist modern scholarship in several languages, he has studied many old and often obscure texts, and supplies translations of these ...”