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Blackwell Companions to Art History #3: A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe. Edited by Conrad Rudolph


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A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the architecture, manuscript illumination, and sculpture of the Romanesque and Gothic periods in Northern Europe. Comprising 30 original theoretical and historiographic essays written by renowned and emergent scholars, the volume covers the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives.

The book is international in scope and ambitious in its range, including coverage of reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, pilgrimage art, gender, patronage, the marginal, and spolia, as well as architecture, painting, and sculpture. This Companion will be a prized reference work for anyone studying this reinvigorated period of art history.

About the Author

Conrad Rudolph is Professor of Medieval Art at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Violence and Daily Life: Reading, Art, and Polemics in the Cîteaux Moralia in Job (1997) and Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela (2004).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors xiii

Series Editor’s Preface xix

Preface xx

1 Introduction: A Sense of Loss: An Overview of the Historiography of Romanesque and Gothic Art 1

Conrad Rudolph

2 Vision 44

Cynthia Hahn

3 Reception of Images by Medieval Viewers 65

Madeline Harrison Caviness

4 Narrative 86

Suzanne Lewis

5 Formalism 106

Linda Seidel

6 Gender and Medieval Art 128

Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz

7 Gregory the Great and Image Theory in Northern Europe during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries 151

Herbert L. Kessler

8 Art and Exegesis 173

Christopher G. Hughes

9 Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art 193

Jill Caskey

10 Collecting (and Display) 213

Pierre Alain Mariaux

11 The Concept of Spolia 233

Dale Kinney

12 The Monstrous 253

Thomas E. A. Dale

13 Making Sense of Marginalized Images in Manuscripts and Religious Architecture 274

Laura Kendrick

14 Romanesque Architecture 295

Eric Fernie

15 Romanesque Sculpture in Northern Europe 314

Colum Hourihane

16 Modern Origins of Romanesque Sculpture 334

Robert A. Maxwell

17 The Historiography of Romanesque Manuscript Illumination 357

Adam S. Cohen

18 The Study of Gothic Architecture 382

Stephen Murray

19 Gothic Sculpture from 1150 to 1250 403

Martin Büchsel

20 Gothic Manuscript Illustration: The Case of France 421

Anne D. Hedeman

21 Glazing Medieval Buildings 443

Elizabeth Carson Pastan

22 Toward a Historiography of the Sumptuous Arts 466

Brigitte Buettner

23 East Meets West: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States 488

Jaroslav Folda

24 Gothic in the East: Western Architecture in Byzantine Lands 510

Tassos C. Papacostas

25 Architectural Layout: Design, Structure, and Construction in Northern Europe 531

Marie-Thérèse Zenner

26 Sculptural Programs 557

Bruno Boerner

27 Cistercian Architecture 577

Peter Fergusson

28 Art and Pilgrimage: Mapping the Way 599

Paula Gerson

29 "The Scattered Limbs of the Giant": Recollecting Medieval Architectural Revivals 619

Tina Waldeier Bizzarro

30 The Modern Medieval Museum 639

Michelle P. Brown

Index 656

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Rudolph, Conrad
Art, Medieval -- Europe, Northern.
History - Medieval
Art - General
Art History & Criticism
Blackwell Companions to Art History
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