Igreja de São Domingos (Church of St Dominic)

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 de São Domingos (Church of St Dominic)

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This chapter discusses the Church of St Dominic, which is a different example of the baroque. It looks at the church starting from the Senado Square, to see how the church has related to the city space and how it has created space around it. It then looks at the interior of the church, which features affecting images of Christ and fragments from the body of Christ. Relics are parts of baroque's culture of display. The chapter ends by differentiating baroque in Europe and baroque in Macao.

Keywords: Church of St Dominic; baroque; Senado Square; images of Christ; fragments; body of Christ; relics; culture of display; baroque in Europe; baroque in Macao

Chapter.  3020 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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