The omnipresence of rood screens in Italian churches was not recognized when I reconstructed the structures in the Florentine churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce in the early 1970s.
Marcia B. Hall
Marcia Hall, PhD, is a professor of Italian Renaissance art at Temple University. Her books include Renovation and Counter-Reformation, After Raphael, and The Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.