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PICTORIAL NARRATIVE IN THE ROMANESQUE CLOISTER. CLOISTER IMAGERY AND RELIGIOUS LIFE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN
Editorial:
Peter Lang Publishing Autor: Pamela Anne Patton
ISBN:
0820472689
Publicación: New York. 2004.
Páginas: 284 Medidas: 23,5 x 15,5 cm.
Fotografías: Sí.
Idioma: Inglés
Índice: List of Illustrations · Acnowledgments · Introduction · Histoia fundamentum est: San Juan de la Peña · Faith and the Frontier: Santa María la Mayor de Tudela · Diffusion and Disintgration: Tarragona and the cloisters of Catalonia · The narrative cloister in Romanesque Spain · Appendices · Bibliography · Illustrations · Index
Resumen: Praised as paradisiacal or denounced as impious fantasy, the sculpture of Romanesque cloisters played a powerful role in medieval monastic life. This book demonstrates how sculpture in the cloister, the physical and spiritual heart of the religious foundation, could be shrewdly configured to articulate the most influential ideals and experiences of its individual community. Taking as its focus the visually rich, highly organized narrative programs of three twelfth-century Spanish cloisters, this book reveals the power of such imagery to reflect and reinforce the social and spiritual preoccupations of its age.

PVP: 83,85€


EARLY MEDIEVAL ART. CAROLINGIAN, OTTONIAN, ROMANESQUE
Editorial:
Thames & Hudson Autor: John Beckwith
ISBN:
050020019X
Publicación: London, 2001.
Páginas: 270 Medidas: 21 x 15 cm.
Fotografías:
Idioma: Inglés
Índice: Acnowledgments · Map · Introduction · The revival of the Imperial Tradition · The consolidation of the imperial tradition · Diffusion and Development · Notes List of Illustrations · Bibliography · Index.
Resumen: Beginning with the coronation of Charlemagne as Emperor of the West in A.D. 800, John Beckwith guides us through the architecture, painting, sculpture, illuminations and ivories of thethree great periods of early medieval art. The Ottonian period, perhaps best known for the great center of art and raftsmanship attached to the court, presented an artistic style which had developed from early Christian and Carolingiansources--a style which was the gateway to the great artistic revival in the eleventh and twelfth centuries--the Romanesque period. 206 illus., 53 in color.

"Readable, authoritative and comprehensive." --The Times LiterarySupplement

"Crisply written...Those who have hitherto felt that the intricacies of Carolingian or Ottonian art are beyond them will now have no excuse. They will be able to refer to Beckwith." --The Financial Times

PVP: 18,80€


A COMPANION OF MEDIEVAL ART. ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC IN NORTHERN EUROPE
Editorial:
Blackwell Publishing Autor: VV.AA
ISBN:
1405102861
Publicación: 2006
Páginas: 704 Medidas: 25 x 18 cm.
Fotografías:
Idioma: Inglés
Índice: Preface · Introduction: A Sense of Loss: An Overview of the Historiography of Romanesque and Gothic Art: Conrad Rudolph (University of California, Riverside) · Vision: Cynthia Hahn (Florida State University) · Reception of Images by Medieval Viewers: Madeline Harrison Caviness (Tufts University)
4. Narrative: Suzanne Lewis (Stanford University) · Formalism: Linda Seidel (University of Chicago) · Gender and Medieval Art: Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz (University of Zürich) · Gregory the Great and Image Theory in Northern Europe during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Herbert L. Kessler (Johns Hopkins University) · Art and Exegesis: Christopher G. Hughes (Getty Research Institute) · Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art: Jill Caskey (University of Toronto) · Collecting (and Display): Pierre Alain Mariaux (Université de Neuchâtel) · The Concept of Spolia: Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College) · The Monstrous: Thomas E.A. Dale (University of Wisconsin-Madison) · Making Sense of Marginalized Images in Manuscripts and Religious Architecture: Laura Kendrick (Université de Versailles) · Romanesque Architecture: Eric Fernie (University of London) · Romanesque Sculpture in Northern Europe: Colum Hourihane (Princeton University) · Modern Origins of Romanesque Sculpture: Robert A. Maxwell (University of Pennsylvania) · The Historiography of Romanesque Manuscript Illumination: Adam S. Cohen (University of Toronto) · The Study of Gothic Architecture: Stephen Murray (Columbia University) · Gothic Sculpture from 1150 to 1250: Martin Büchsel (University of Frankfurt) · Gothic Manuscript Illumination: The Case of France: Anne D. Hedeman (University of Illinois) · Glazing Medieval Buildings: Elizabeth Pastan (Emory University) · Toward A Historiography of the Sumptuous Arts: Brigitte Buettner (Smith College) · East Meets West: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States: Jaroslav Folda (University of North Carolina) · The Art and Architecture of Lusignan Cyprus and the Latin States Established on Byzantine Territory (13th-14th Centuries): Tassos C. Papacostas (King's College, London) · Architectural Layout: Design, Structure, and Construction in Northern Europe: Marie-Thérèse Zenner (Independent Scholar) · Sculptural Programs: Bruno Boerner (Technische Universität) · Cistercian Architecture: Peter Fergusson (Wellesley College) · Art and Pilgrimage: Mapping the Way: Paula Gerson (The Florida State University) · "The Scattered Limbs of the Giant": Recollecting Medieval Architectural Revivals. Tina Waldeier Bizzarro (Rosemont College) · The Modern Medieval Museum Michelle P. Brown (Independent Scholar) · Index.
Resumen: 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. eatures an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.

PVP: 174,75€


DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE. FIRST ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE AND THE POINTED ARCH IN BURGUNDY AND NORTHERN ITALY
Editorial: Cambridge University Press Autor: C. Edson Armi
ISBN:
0521830338
Publicación: 2003
Páginas: 218 Medidas: 25 x 18 cm.
Fotografías:
Idioma: Inglés
Índice: History, geography, and construction · The pointed arch and groin vault in northern Italy · The pointed arch and groin vault at the beginning of the eleventh century in Burgundy · The pointed arch and groin vault in Burgundy at the end of the eleventh century · The barrel vault · Systems of arch support · The pointed arch and the context of high Romanesque architecture in Burgundy at the end of the eleven century · The barrel vault · Systems of arch support · The pointed arch and the context of High Romanesque Architectury in Burgundy · Conclusion · Notes · Biography · Index.
Resumen: In this study, Edson Armi offers a fresh interpretation of Romanesque architecture. Armi focuses on buildings in northern Italy, Switzerland, southern France, and Catalonia, the regions where Romanesque architecture first appeared around 1000 AD. He integrates the study of medieval structure with an understanding of construction, decoration and articulation in an effort to determine the origins and originality of medieval architecture and the formation of the High Romanesque style, especially in Burgundy, at sites such as Cluny III. Relying on a close analysis of the fabric of key buildings, Armi's in-depth study reveals new knowledge about design decisions in the early Middle Ages. It also demonstrates that the mature Romanesque of the twelfth century continues many of the applications created and perfected over the previous one hundred years.

PVP: 104,65€


MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE, MEDIEVAL LEARNING. BUILDERS AND MASTERS IN THE AGE OF ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC
Editorial:
Yale University Press Autor: Charles M. Radding and William Clark.
ISBN:
0300061307
Publicación: 1994.
Páginas: 180 Medidas: 25,5 x 18 cm.
Fotografías:
Índice: List of texts · List of illustrations · Abbreviations · Acknowledgments · Introduction: Art history as intellectual history · Part I: The eleven century · Beginings · Masters · Builders · Part II: four crucial decades · Transformations: Abelard and Saint-Denis · Part III: the later twelfth century · An age of experiment · Learning and Schools in the later Twelfth century · The First Half-Century of Gothic · Conclusion · Biography · Index.
Resumen: The eleventh and twelfth centuries witnessed a thoroughgoing transformation of European culture, as new ways of thinking revitalized every aspect of man's endeavor, from architecture and the visual arts to history, philosophy, theology, and even law. In this book Charles M. Radding and William W. Clark offer fresh perspectives on changes in architecture and learning at three moments in time. Unlike previous studies, including Erwin Panofsky's classic essay Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism, Radding and Clark's book not only compares buildings and treatises, but argues that the ways of thinking and the ways of solving problems were analogous.
The authors trace the professional contexts and creative activities of builders and masters from the creation of the Romanesque to the achievements of the Gothic and, in the process, establish new criteria for defining each. During the eleventh and early twelfth centuries, they argue, both intellectual treatises and Romanesque architecture reveal a growing mastery of a body of relevant expertise and the expanding techniques by which that knowledge could be applied to problems of reasoning and building. In the twelfth century, new intellectual directions, set by such specialists as Peter Abelard and the second master builder working at Saint-Denis, began to shape new systems of thinking based on a coherent view of the world. By the thirteenth century these became the standards by which all practitioners of a discipline were measured.

PVP: 34,50€


MEDIEVAL CATHEDRALS
Editorial:
Greenwood Press Autor: William W. Clark.
ISBN:
0-313-32693-2
Publicación: 2005.
Páginas: 328 Medidas: 24 x 16 cm.
Fotografías:
Índice: List of Illustrations · Editor's Preface · Introduction · Overview: The History of Cathedrals as Societal History · Patrons, Builders and Artists · Planning and Construction, Early Medieval to Romanesque · Planning and Construction in the Gothic Era · Notre-Dame at Reims, the Cathedral of France · Epilogue · Illustrations · Primary Sources · Timeline · Glossary · Selected bibliography.
Resumen: When we think of cathedrals, we usually envision the great Gothic Buildings of 12th- and 13th-century Europe. But other than being a large church, a cathedral is neither a specific building type nor specifically medieval. What a makes a large church a cathedral is the presence of a single item of furniture: the chair (in Latin: cathedra) or throne that is the symbol of the ecclesiastical and spiritual authority of a bishop. This book is an introduction to the medieval cathedral, those churches that are usually regarded as among the greatest achievements of medieval architecture.
While cathedrals were often the most prominent urban structure in many European cities, their construction was never a civic responsibility, but remained the responsibility of the clergy in charge of the day to day activities and services. Beginning with an overview of the social history of cathedrals, Clark examines such topics as patrons, builders and artists, and planning and construction; and provides an in-depth examination of the French Cathedral at Reims--a seminal building with significant technological advances, important sculptural programs, a surviving bishop's palace, and other structures. The volume concludes with a series of illustrations, a selection of original texts, and a selected bibliography for further study. A full index is also provided.

PVP: 49,95€


SACRED SHOCK. FRAMING VISUAL EXPERIENCE IN BYZANTIUM
Editorial:
Pennsylvania State University Press Autor: Glenn Peers.
ISBN:
0271024704
Publicación: 2004.
Páginas: 208 Medidas: 24 x 18 cm.
Fotografías:
Índice: List of Illustrations · Preface · Introduction: The Great Age of the Frame · I The Crucifixion Contained and Containing · II The Bloody Page in the Chludov Psalter · III Gregory of Nazianzus as Twelfth-Century Paradigm · IV Saint George and His Iconic Bodies · V Silver Cladding and the Assimilation of Bodies and Faces · Epilogue: The Body Framing · Abbreviations · Notes · Selected Bibliography.
Resumen: Art did not exist in Byzantium. As Glenn Peers explains in Sacred Shock, there were, instead, a variety of devotional objects—pectoral crosses, church mosaics, icons, and illuminated manuscripts—regarded as infused with divine presence and used in religious practices. What concerns Peers in this provocative book is the means by which the relationship between the divine and the human was made manifest through crafted, material objects.
According to Peers, the devotional objects of Byzantium should be understood as having a detail or place that plays a large part in “framing” their meaning for viewers. After an insightful discussion of pectoral crosses, Peers examines a series of case studies, which includes the depiction of the blood of Christ in the Chludov Psalter, a fourteenth-century icon of St. George, and the Mandylion, a famous relic thought to preserve the traces of Christ’s face.
Sacred Shock combines fine scholarship with close analysis of Byzantine devotional objects and discussion of issues of broad importance to the study of visual experience. It is significant as both an exploration of art historical methodology and a contribution to our understanding of the medieval world.

PVP: 48,50€


MEDIEVAL AND LATER TREASURES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Editorial:
Univ of Washington Pr Autor: Paul Williamson
ISBN:
0 954901 44 4
Publicación: 2005.
Páginas: 68 Medidas: 30 x 24 cm.
Fotografías:

Resumen: These works of museum quality, from an anonymous collection (one of the most important currently in private hands), were exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2005. Many of the objects in the catalogue will be well known to those familiar with the specialist literature, though most will have been unware of their whereabouts, and this catalogue will be of use to all those interested in medieval works of art and the history of collecting.
An introduction places the highlights of the collection in context. Paul Williamson is curator with responsibility for medieval sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and is well known for his authoritative contributions to the study of medieval sculpture.

PVP: 49,95€


ENGLISH MEDIEVAL ALABASTERS WITH A CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Editorial:
The Boydell Press Autor: Francis Cheetham
ISBN:
1843830094
Publicación: 2005.
Páginas: 368 Medidas: 29 x 21 cm.
Fotografías:
Índice: Foreword · Preface to the 2005 edition · Preface · English medieval alabasters · Alabaster: the material · Place of carving · Subject matter · Sources · Altarpieces · Devotional images · Contemporary commercial value · Dating · Export trade · Influence of the Alabaster Style · Reformation: the death of the industry · Appendix I: saints · Appendix II: life f the Virgin · Appendix III: Passion of Christ · Appendix IV: Paint Analysis · Appendix V: English alabaster altarpieces in Europe · Plates · Notes · Catalogue · supplementary bibliography (2005) Bibliography · Concordance · Museum Collections containing English medieval alabasters · Index · Acknowledgements · Corrigenda.
Resumen: English alabasters represent a unique contribution to medieval art. Less sophisticated, perhaps, than other contemporary forms of religious art, they were a neglected area of study until this volume was first published in 1984. Stories from the New Testament and "The Golden Legend" were the most favoured subjects, and the numerous examples that survive in churches and museums throughout Europe attest to their wide and enduring appeal. Francis Cheetham examines here all aspects of their production and demonstrates how the panels and altarpieces can aid our understanding of life and devotional practice in medieval times. At the heart of this fascinating study is a richly illustrated catalogue of the 260 examples in the collection of London's Victoria and Albert Museum: a collection "so comprehensive that it would be possible to write a survey of the subject almost without recourse to pieces elsewhere," as Sir Roy Strong notes in his Foreword. Their division into subject categories is an invaluable aid to identification and classification. The late Francis Cheetham was an acknowledged expert on medieval English alabasters, and this reissue of his classic work will be welcomed by historians, art historians, collectors and dealers alike, taking its place alongside his "Alabaster Images of Medieval England", which was published by the Boydell Press in 2003.


PVP: 179,95€


FIGURATIVE ART IN MEDIEVAL ISLAM AND THE RIDDLE OF BIHZÂD OF HERÂT (1465-1535)
Editorial:
Flammarion Autor: Michael Barry
ISBN:
2080304216
Publicación: 2005.
Páginas: 408 Medidas: 24,5 x 32 cm.
Fotografías:
Índice: Greek preludes · Arabic preludes · Persian preludes · Tajallî: the first vision of the Theophany or "Divine Manifestation" · Tajallî: the second vision of the Theophany or "Divine Manifestation" · Tajallî: the third vision of the Theophany or "Divine Manifestation" · Tajallî: the Ruling Prince and the Theophany or "Divine Manifestation" · Foreword: Eyes and ears to Bihzâd · "Persian Miniatures" and the Twentieth Century's Song of Glory · The formation of islamic figurative art: from the eighth to the fifteenth Centuries · Bihzâd as Guildmaster · Zulaykhâ's Castle · Alexander's Cave · Conclusion · A chronology of the Islamic Empire (622-1722 AD) · Maps of the Islamic East · Bibliography · Index · Acknowledgments and photographic credits.
Resumen: This groundbreaking work elucidates the symbolism and an entire allegorical system in Islamic painting of the Golden Age between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Michael Barry, a leading expert on art of the Middle East, focuses his study around the work of Bizhâd, the undisputed master of the Persian miniature and an almost mythical personality. Barry's study follows deliberately the tradition of studies by Erwin Panofsky or Emile Mâle on the symbolism of medieval Christian art.
It is of considerable importance for the history of Islamic iconography, the study of which lags a century behind that of Byzantine or the Western Middle Ages.
Over 300 gorgeous colour plates illustrate this oversize volume and are accompanied by text that attempts to decipher the allegorical code of 15th and 16th century "Persian miniatures," in part by examining extracts of medieval mystical Persian poetry.
Michael Barry, who was recently appointed Chairman of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, focuses on the work of late 15th-century-painter Bihzâd, and addresses the religious enigma posed by the existence of Islamic figurative art.

PVP: 93,50€


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