Vol 80, No 8 (2019)


Cover Page

This month’s cover features an image from Ezio Anichini’s Litanie della Madonna (circa 1930-31). The University of Dayton Marian Library is one of the only libraries in the world to hold this book. Anichini (1886–1948) is widely recognized for his colorful art nouveau-styled covers for Scena Illustrata, the popular Italian journal of arts and culture. Less known is his series of images based on the honorific titles of the Virgin Mary in the traditional Catholic prayer form, the Litany of Loreto. His pictures vividly draw the empathetic figure of Mary into the range of human experience.

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