Igreja e Seminário São José (St Joseph's Seminary and Church)

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099371
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207660 | DOI:
Igreja e Seminário São José (St Joseph's Seminary and Church)

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This chapter discusses St Joseph's Seminary and Church, which is a good example of baroque in Macao. The church was built from 1728 to 1758 for the Society of Jesus, who was expelled from Macao in 1762. The chapter focuses on the baroque aspects of the church, from the façade, the dome, the interior, and to the smaller examples of monuments. Allegory is found at the heart of the baroque, as evidenced by a veiled skull on the urn and the figure of Time.

Keywords: St Joseph's Seminary and Church; baroque; Macao; Society of Jesus; allegory

Chapter.  4990 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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