Medieval Art Book

Medieval Art

  • Author : Marilyn Stokstad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429974663

Medieval Art Excerpt :

This beautifully produced survey of over a thousand years of Western art and architecture introduces the reader to a vast period of history ranging from ancient Rome to the age of exploration. The monumental arts and the diverse minor arts of the Middle Ages are presented here within the social, religious, and political frameworks of lands as varied as France and Denmark, Spain and Turkey. Marilyn Stokstad also teaches her reader how to look at medieval art-which aspects of architecture, sculpture, or painting are important and for what reasons. Stylistic and iconographic issues and themes are thoroughly addressed with attention paid to aesthetic and social contexts. Significantly updated, this second edition of Medieval Art spans the period from the second to the fifteenth centuries and includes over 4000 illustrations, over 100 in color, detailed maps, a time-line, glossary, bibliography, and index-all in a larger 8 by 10 inch trim size.

A Companion to Medieval Art Book

A Companion to Medieval Art

  • Author : Conrad Rudolph
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 1040
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119077725

A Companion to Medieval Art Excerpt :

A fully updated and comprehensive companion to Romanesque and Gothic art history This definitive reference brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe and provides a clear analytical survey of what is happening in this major area of Western art history. The volume comprises original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays written by renowned and emergent scholars who discuss the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives. Part of the Blackwell Companions to Art History, A Companion to Medieval Art, Second Edition features an international and ambitious range of contributions covering reception, formalism, Gregory the Great, pilgrimage art, gender, patronage, marginalized images, the concept of spolia, manuscript illumination, stained glass, Cistercian architecture, art of the crusader states, and more. Newly revised edition of a highly successful companion, including 11 new articles Comprehensive coverage ranging from vision, materiality, and the artist through to architecture, sculpture, and painting Contains full-color illustrations throughout, plus notes on the book’s many distinguished contributors A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe, Second Edition is an exciting and varied study that provides essential reading for students and teachers of Medieval art.

Experiencing Medieval Art Book

Experiencing Medieval Art

  • Author : Herbert L. Kessler
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442600713

Experiencing Medieval Art Excerpt :

Renowned art historian Herbert L. Kessler authors a love song to medieval art inviting students, teachers, and professional medievalists to experience the wondrous, complex art of the Middle Ages.

Medieval Art Book
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Medieval Art

  • Author : Veronica Sekules
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04-26
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0192842412

Medieval Art Excerpt :

This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominant view of Christianity. Taking its starting point from issues of contemporary relevance, such as the environment, the identity of the artist, and the position of women, the book also highlights the attitudes and events specific to the sophisticated visual culture of the Middle Ages, and goes on to link this period to the Renaissance. The fascinating question of whether commercial and social activities between countries encouraged similar artistic taste and patronage, or contributed to the defining of cultural difference in Europe, is fully explored.

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture Book

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture

  • Author : Jennifer M. Feltman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351181105

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture Excerpt :

Traditional histories of medieval art and architecture often privilege the moment of a work’s creation, yet surviving works designated as "medieval" have long and expansive lives. Many have extended prehistories emerging from their sites and contexts of creation, and most have undergone a variety of interventions, including adaptations and restorations, since coming into being. The lives of these works have been further extended through historiography, museum exhibitions, and digital media. Inspired by the literary category of biography and the methods of longue durée historians, the introduction and seventeen chapters of this volume provide an extended meditation on the longevity of medieval works of art and the aspect of time as a factor in shaping our interpretations of them. While the metaphor of "lives" invokes associations with the origin of the discipline of art history, focus is shifted away from temporal constraints of a single human lifespan or generation to consider the continued lives of medieval works even into our present moment. Chapters on works from the modern countries of Italy, France, England, Spain, and Germany are drawn together here by the thematic threads of essence and continuity, transformation, memory and oblivion, and restoration. Together, they tell an object-oriented history of art and architecture that is necessarily entangled with numerous individuals and institutions.

Monuments of Medieval Art Book

Monuments of Medieval Art

  • Author : Robert G. Calkins
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 0801493064

Monuments of Medieval Art Excerpt :

This richly illustrated and scholarly study traces the development of art through the Middle Ages, from the early Christian catacombs of Italy and the treasures of Sutton Hoo to the masterpieces of Romanesque cathedrals and illuminated manuscripts.

Early Medieval Art Book
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Early Medieval Art

  • Author : Lawrence (Professor Nees, Department of Art History University of Delaware)
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0192842439

Early Medieval Art Excerpt :

Earliest Christian art - Saints and holy places - Holy images - Artistic production for the wealthy - Icons & iconography.

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art Book

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

  • Author : Chloë N. Duckworth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351682961

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art Excerpt :

The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and emerging scholars including art historians, archaeologists, and conservators, who address the variety of human experience of these sensory phenomena. In today’s world it is the norm for humans to be surrounded by strong, artificial colours, and even to see colour as perhaps an inessential or surface property of the objects around us. Similarly, electric lighting has provided the power and ability to illuminate and manipulate environments in increasingly unprecedented ways. In the context of such a saturated experience, it becomes difficult to identify what is universal, and what is culturally specific about the human experience of light and colour. Failing to do so, however, hinders the capacity to approach how they were experienced by people of centuries past. By means of case studies spanning a broad historical and geographical context and covering such diverse themes as architecture, cave art, the invention of metallurgy, and medieval manuscript illumination, the contributors to this volume provide an up-to-date discussion of these themes from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. The papers range in scope from the meaning of colour in European prehistoric art to the technical art of the glazed tiles of the Shah mosque in Isfahan. Their aim is to explore a multifarious range of evidence and to evaluate and illuminate what is a truly enigmatic topic in the history of art and visual culture.

Icons of Sound Book

Icons of Sound

  • Author : Bissera V. Pentcheva
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000207446

Icons of Sound Excerpt :

Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art brings together art history and sound studies to offer new perspectives on medieval churches and cathedrals as spaces where the perception of the visual is inherently shaped by sound. The chapters encompass a wide geographic and historical range, from the fifth to the fifteenth century, and from Armenia and Byzantium to Venice, Rome, and Santiago de Compostela. Contributors offer nuanced explorations of the importance of intangible sonic aura to these spaces, including the temporal and performative nature of ritual music, as well as the use of digital technology to reconstruct historical aural environments. Rooted in a decade-long interdisciplinary research project at Stanford University, Icons of Sound expands our understanding of the inherently intertwined relationship between medieval chant and liturgy, the acoustics of architectural spaces, and their visual aesthetics. Together, the contributors provide insights that are relevant across art history, sound studies, musicology, and medieval studies.

Medieval Art Book

Medieval Art

  • Author : James Snyder
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Architecture, Medieval
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015017728638

Medieval Art Excerpt :

Text and the accompanying illustrations offer an overview of Medieval art and life.

Early Medieval Art  300 1150 Book

Early Medieval Art 300 1150

  • Author : Caecilia Davis-Weyer (red.)
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1986-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 0802066283

Early Medieval Art 300 1150 Excerpt :

Originally published by Prentice-Hall, 1971.

How to Read Medieval Art Book

How to Read Medieval Art

  • Author : Wendy A. Stein
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release Date : 2016-10-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588395979

How to Read Medieval Art Excerpt :

The intensely expressive art of the Middle Ages was created to awe, educate and connect the viewer to heaven. Its power reverberates to this day, even among the secular. But experiencing the full meaning and purpose of medieval art requires an understanding of its narrative content. This volume introduces the subjects and stories most frequently depicted in medieval art, many of them drawn from the Bible and other religious literature. Included among the thirty-eight representative works are brilliant altarpieces, stained-glass windows, intricate tapestries, carved wood sculptures, delicate ivories, and captivating manuscript illuminations, all drawn from the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum, one of the world's most comprehensive collections of medieval art. Iconic masterworks such as the Merode Altarpiece, the Unicorn Tapestries, and the Belles Heures of the duc de Berry are featured along with less familiar work. Descriptions of the individual pieces highlight the context in which they were made, conveying their visual and technical nuances as well as their broader symbolic meaning. With its accessible informative discussions and superb full-color illustrations, How to Read Medieval Art explores the iconographic themes of the period, making them clearly recognizable and opening vistas onto history and literature, faith and devotion.

Image on the Edge Book
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Image on the Edge

  • Author : Michael Camille
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780232508

Image on the Edge Excerpt :

What do they all mean – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away as mere decoration or zany doodles, where resistance to social constraints flourished. Medieval image-makers focused attention on the underside of society, the excluded and the ejected. Peasants, servants, prostitutes and beggars all found their place, along with knights and clerics, engaged in impudent antics in the margins of prayer-books or, as gargoyles, on the outsides of churches. Camille brings us to an understanding of how marginality functioned in medieval culture and shows us just how scandalous, subversive, and amazing the art of the time could be.

Medieval Art Book
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Medieval Art

  • Author : Leslie Ross
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0313293295

Medieval Art Excerpt :

Covers the topics, symbols, themes, and stories most frequently found in early Christian, western medieval, and Byzantine art.

Medieval Art  Architecture   Archaeology at Canterbury Book

Medieval Art Architecture Archaeology at Canterbury

  • Author : Alixe Bovey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351558617

Medieval Art Architecture Archaeology at Canterbury Excerpt :

"From the time of the foundation of its cathedral in 597, Canterbury has been the epicentre of Britain's ecclesiastical history, and an exceptionally important centre for architectural and visual innovation. Focusing especially but not exclusively on Christ Church cathedral, this legacy is explored in seventeen essays concerned with Canterbury's art, architecture and archaeology between the early Anglo-Saxon period and the close of the middle ages. Papers consider the relationship between between architectural setting and liturgical practice, and between stationary and movable fittings, while fresh insights are offered into the aesthetic, spiritual, and pragmatic considerations that shaped the fabric of Christ Church and St Augustine's abbey, alongside critical reflections on Canterbury's historiography and relationship to the wider world. Taken together, these studies demonstrate the richness of the surviving material, and its enduring ability to raise new questions.