Summary: Storia di una cattedrale. Il Duomo di
San Donnino a Fidenza: il cantiere
medievale, le trasformazioni, i restauri.
By Yoshie Kojima. 310 pp. incl. 347 b. & w.
ills. (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2006),
40. ISBN 887642184x.
Reviewed by LUCY DONKIN
University College, Oxford
S. DONNINO IN Fidenza, although not elevated
to the status of cathedral until 1601, has long
formed the ecclesiastical centrepiece of this
small town on via Emilia. The church has
attracted scholarly attention in the past, prima-
rily for the way in which both architecture
and sculpture have been seen to represent
the introduction of elements of French
Gothic into the local traditions of Lombard
Romanesque. Yoshie Kojima's study makes a
valuable contribution to this debate, and to
our understanding of the church more gener-