In Giotto's Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility (Cambridge UP, 2023) Henrike Lange (History of Art and Italian Studies) takes the reader on a tour through one of the most beloved and celebrated monuments in the world — Giotto's Arena Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni) in Padua.
Paying close attention to previously overlooked details, Lange offers an entirely new reading of the stunning frescoes in their spatial configuration. She also asks fundamental questions that define the chapel's place in Western art history. Illustrated with almost 200 color plates, including individual images of each scene in the narrative cycle, Lange's book invites the reader to rediscover a key monument of art and architecture history and to see it with fresh eyes.
Lange is joined by Whitney Davis (History of Art).