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Nostalgia And The Repair Of Place: A Nativity Scene In St. Peter's Square, Sarah Stanbury Apr 2014

Nostalgia And The Repair Of Place: A Nativity Scene In St. Peter's Square, Sarah Stanbury

English Department Faculty Scholarship

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.