Written in stone : Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features
Title: Written in stone : Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features
Citation: Goa : Goa 1556 ; Golden Heart Emporium, 2013
This book addresses itself to the permanent artistic features of the Jesuit buildings in Goa, namely, their architecture,painting, sculpture, and woodcarving.It also takes note of the number and kinds of buildings, their chronological evolution (periods of foundation, repair,enlargement and decoration), their benefactors or patrons,artists, materials and models, as well as the artistic and cultural influences that shape and inform these buildings.Among the buildings it studies are the Colégio de S. PauloVelho (1541-1578), the male and female catechumenates (1550s), the hospital for the indigenous (1551), the Noviciate (1556-1664), the Orphanage (1558), the first church of S. Paulo Velho (1541-1560), the second church of S. Paulo Velho (1560-1572), the Professed House (1586-c.1597), the Bom Jesus (1594-1605), the Colégio de S. Paulo Novo (1610-1620), the Colégio do Espírito Santo in Salcete, the Colégio de Santo Inácio in Rachol (1606-09), small settlements(residences) in Salcete, and the recreation site at Santana. The book looks at Catholic art in Goa, the Jesuit conception of art, and other themes. It has a listing of Jesuit artists who worked in Goa from 1542-1655, and a very detailed bibliography of both manuscript and published sources.
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/5927
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2003