Written in Stone, just out in Goa...a book on Jesuit art and architecture

JJust-out in Goa: February 2013

• History of Art • Architecture • Goa • Catholic art • Jesuits

Written in Stone

by Cristina Osswald

Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features

This book studies 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 buildings it studies are the Colégio de S. Paulo Velho (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 (15941605), 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.

Cristina Osswald is an art historian and has a PhD on Jesuit art in Goa (1542 to 1655) from the European  University Institute, Florence. She did her post­doctoral research on the life of the Jesuits and Franciscans in   Portugal, India and Brazil (16th to 18th century), with the Universidade do Minho (Portugal), the UNED  (Madrid) and UNICAMP (Brazil). She teaches at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa's Department of Art  History. Email: osswaldcristina@gmail.com

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Demy 8vo 400 pp. Rs. 400 in India Pb ISBN: 978-93-80739-16-8

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Times of India, Goa Times, Jan 31, 2013

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