Medieval Art

Medieval Art
Author: Marilyn Stokstad
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0429974663
ISBN 13: 9780429974663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Art Book Review:

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.

Medieval Art

Medieval Art
Author: Veronica Sekules,Head of Education Sainsbury Centre Veronica Sekules,Veronica (Head of Education Sekules, Sainsbury Centre University of East Anglia)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2001-04-26
ISBN 10: 9780192842411
ISBN 13: 0192842412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Art Book Review:

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.

A Companion to Medieval Art

A Companion to Medieval Art
Author: Conrad Rudolph
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1119077729
ISBN 13: 9781119077725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Medieval Art Book Review:

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

Experiencing Medieval Art
Author: Herbert L. Kessler
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 1442600713
ISBN 13: 9781442600713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Medieval Art Book Review:

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.

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture
Author: Jennifer M. Feltman,Sarah Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1351181106
ISBN 13: 9781351181105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture Book Review:

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.

Early Medieval Art

Early Medieval Art
Author: Lawrence (Professor Nees, Department of Art History University of Delaware),Lawrence Nees,Professor Department of Art History Lawrence Nees
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780192842435
ISBN 13: 0192842439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Medieval Art Book Review:

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

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art
Author: Chloë N. Duckworth,Anne E. Sassin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 1351682962
ISBN 13: 9781351682961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art Book Review:

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

Icons of Sound
Author: Bissera V. Pentcheva
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 1000207447
ISBN 13: 9781000207446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of Sound Book Review:

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.

Monuments of Medieval Art

Monuments of Medieval Art
Author: Robert G. Calkins
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780801493065
ISBN 13: 0801493064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monuments of Medieval Art Book Review:

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.

Medieval Art

Medieval Art
Author: James Snyder
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 511
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015017728638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Art Book Review:

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

Image on the Edge

Image on the Edge
Author: Michael Camille
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 1780232500
ISBN 13: 9781780232508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image on the Edge Book Review:

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.

How to Read Medieval Art

How to Read Medieval Art
Author: Wendy A. Stein
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN 10: 1588395979
ISBN 13: 9781588395979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read Medieval Art Book Review:

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.

Early Medieval Art 300 1150

Early Medieval Art  300 1150
Author: Caecilia Davis-Weyer (red.),Medieval Academy of America
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1986-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780802066282
ISBN 13: 0802066283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Medieval Art 300 1150 Book Review:

Originally published by Prentice-Hall, 1971.

Medieval Art

Medieval Art
Author: Leslie Ross
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780313293290
ISBN 13: 0313293295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Art Book Review:

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

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art
Author: Benjamin Anderson
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 0300219164
ISBN 13: 9780300219166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art Book Review:

In the rapidly changing world of the early Middle Ages, depictions of the cosmos represented a consistent point of reference across the three dominant states--the Frankish, Byzantine, and Islamic Empires. As these empires diverged from their Greco-Roman roots between 700 and 1000 A.D. and established distinctive medieval artistic traditions, cosmic imagery created a web of visual continuity, though local meanings of these images varied greatly. Benjamin Anderson uses thrones, tables, mantles, frescoes, and manuscripts to show how cosmological motifs informed relationships between individuals, especially the ruling elite, and communities, demonstrating how domestic and global politics informed the production and reception of these depictions. The first book to consider such imagery across the dramatically diverse cultures of Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic Middle East, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art illuminates the distinctions between the cosmological art of these three cultural spheres, and reasserts the centrality of astronomical imagery to the study of art history.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture
Author: Colum Hourihane
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 0195395360
ISBN 13: 9780195395365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture Book Review:

This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

Seeing Medieval Art

Seeing Medieval Art
Author: Herbert L. Kessler
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781551115351
ISBN 13: 1551115352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Medieval Art Book Review:

"Experts and non-experts alike will find much to delight and challenge them in Kessler's rich embroidery of text and image." - Mary Carruthers, New York University

A Companion to Medieval Art

A Companion to Medieval Art
Author: Conrad Rudolph
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1444357220
ISBN 13: 9781444357226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Medieval Art Book Review:

A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Contains over 30 original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays by renowned and emergent scholars. Covers the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives. Features an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.

Confronting the Borders of Medieval Art

Confronting the Borders of Medieval Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2011-06-22
ISBN 10: 9004221034
ISBN 13: 9789004221031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confronting the Borders of Medieval Art Book Review:

These essays examine art on the borders of the medieval world, from China to Spain. They engage three related issues: margins, frontiers, and cross-cultural encounters. Historiographic problems and pedagogical questions weave through the essays and the editors’ introduction.

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages
Author: Alyce A. Jordan,Janet T. Marquardt
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2009-01-14
ISBN 10: 1443803987
ISBN 13: 9781443803984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages Book Review:

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages explores the endurance of and nostalgia for medieval monuments through their reception in later periods, specifically illuminating the myriad ways in which tangible and imaginary artifacts of the Middle Ages have served to articulate contemporary aspirations and anxieties. The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the afterlife of medieval works through their preservation, restoration, appropriation, and commodification in America, Great Britain, and across Europe from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. From the evocation of metaphors and tropes, to monumental projects of restoration and recreation—medieval visual culture has had a tremendous purchase in the construction of political, religious, and cultural practices of the Modern era. The authors assembled here engage a diverse spectrum of works, from Irish ruins and a former Florentine prison to French churches and American department stores, and an equally diverse array of media ranging from architecture and manuscripts to embroidery, monumental sculpture, and metalwork. With applications not only to the study of art and architecture, but also encompassing such varied fields as commerce, city planning, education, literature, collecting and exhibition design, this copiously illustrated anthology comprises a significant contribution to the study of medieval art and medievalism.