Medieval Art


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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.

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Author by Veronica Sekules
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0192842412

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Medieval Art And Architecture


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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.

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Author by Colum Hourihane
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 677
ISBN Number 9780195395365

Early Medieval Art


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

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Author by Lawrence (Professor Nees, Department of Art History University of Delaware)
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0192842439

Experiencing Medieval Art


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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.

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Author by Herbert L. Kessler
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 296
ISBN Number 9781442600713

How To Read Medieval Art


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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.

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Author by Wendy A. Stein
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ISBN Number 9781588395979

Medieval Art


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

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Author by Leslie Ross
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 292
ISBN Number 0313293295

Monuments Of Medieval Art


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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.

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Author by Robert G. Calkins
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0801493064

Roman And Medieval Art


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Author by William Henry Goodyear
Genre eBook Art, Medieval
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ISBN Number PRNC:32101073999128

The Brummer Collection Of Medieval Art


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The Brummer Collection of Medieval Art in the Duke University Museum of Art is one of the finest to be found in any American university museum. It is remarkable for its breadth and the variety of objects represented, with works varying in scale from monumental stone pieces to small-scale objects in wood, ivory, or metal, and ranging from the seventh to eighth centuries through the sixteenth century. This fine catalog makes available for the first time this rich but little-known collection. Five studies by leading art scholars focus on key works in the collection and contribute to a new understanding of the origins of many of the pieces. Two introductory essays comment on the character of the collection as a whole, its acquisition by Duke University, and its conservation. Finally, the catalog section discusses the more important pieces in the collection and is followed by a checklist of entries and smaller photographs of all other objects. Contributors. Ilene H. Forsyth, Jean M. French, Dorothy F. Glass, Dieter Kimpel, Jill Meredith, Linda S. Roundhill

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Author by Duke University. Brummer Collection
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 297
ISBN Number 0822310554

Roman And Medieval Art


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Author by William Henry Goodyear
Genre eBook Art, Medieval
Read Book 307
ISBN Number 0819620084