Language Beyond Metaphor: The Structural Symbolism of Borromini's Sant'ivo Alla Sapienza

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Title:
Language Beyond Metaphor: The Structural Symbolism of Borromini's Sant'ivo Alla Sapienza
Author:
Badillo, Noe
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This paper focuses on Francesco Borromini's church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, and the relation between Solomonic symbolism and Hebrew linguistics to the structure of the church. Kabbalistic influence during the Renaissance is explored, as well as Borromini's intellectual involvement with the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher. The Solomonic influence present within Borromini?s church is examined through the comparison of architectural features within Sant'Ivo, to the descriptions of the First Temple of Jerusalem described within the book of Kings. Within the book of Kings, there is a specific passage that becomes a clue into an arcane interpretation of Hebrew scripture known as Gematria. Through Gematria, the language of this scripture is thought of as something beyond a method of description; it becomes a cosmological framework by which to interpret the Solomonic meaning of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Studio Art; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleLanguage Beyond Metaphor: The Structural Symbolism of Borromini's Sant'ivo Alla Sapienzaen_US
dc.creatorBadillo, Noeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBadillo, Noeen_US
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on Francesco Borromini's church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, and the relation between Solomonic symbolism and Hebrew linguistics to the structure of the church. Kabbalistic influence during the Renaissance is explored, as well as Borromini's intellectual involvement with the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher. The Solomonic influence present within Borromini?s church is examined through the comparison of architectural features within Sant'Ivo, to the descriptions of the First Temple of Jerusalem described within the book of Kings. Within the book of Kings, there is a specific passage that becomes a clue into an arcane interpretation of Hebrew scripture known as Gematria. Through Gematria, the language of this scripture is thought of as something beyond a method of description; it becomes a cosmological framework by which to interpret the Solomonic meaning of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineStudio Arten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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