The Resource A month in Siena, Hisham Matar

A month in Siena, Hisham Matar

Label
A month in Siena
Title
A month in Siena
Statement of responsibility
Hisham Matar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After finishing his powerful memoir The Return, Hisham Matar, seeking solace and pleasure, traveled to Siena, Italy. Always finding comfort and clarity in great art, Matar immersed himself in eight significant works from the Sienese School of painting, which flourished from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. Artists whom he had admired throughout his life, such as Duccio and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, evoke earlier engagements he has had with works by Caravaggio and Poussin, and the personal experiences that surrounded those moments. Complete with gorgeous full-color reproductions of the artworks, A Month in Siena is about what occurred between Matar, those paintings, and the city. That month would be an extraordinary period in Matar's life: an exploration of how art can console and disturb in equal measure, as well as an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. This is a gorgeous meditation on how centuries-old art can illuminate our own inner landscape--current relationships, long-lasting love, grief, intimacy, and solitude--and shed further light on the present world around us"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matar, Hisham
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.A87
LC item number
Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matar, Hisham
  • Authors, American
  • Matar, Hisham
  • Art
  • Painting, Italian
Label
A month in Siena, Hisham Matar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780593129135
Lccn
2019026219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1102182594
  • (OCoLC)1102182594
  • 1011749
Label
A month in Siena, Hisham Matar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780593129135
Lccn
2019026219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1102182594
  • (OCoLC)1102182594
  • 1011749

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