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Early Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art)

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ISBN13: 9780192842435
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In the first millennium, a rich and distinctive artistic tradition emerged in Europe. Early Medieval Art explores this tradition and tracks its development from c. 300 AD through c. 1000 AD, revealing forms of artistic expression ranging from brilliant illuminated manuscripts to decorative chairs, rich embroidery, and precious metalwork.

Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation. Instead of treating early Christian art in the late Roman tradition and the arts of the newly established kingdoms of northern Europe as opposites, he adopts a more holistic view, treating them as different aspects of a larger historical situation. This approach reveals the onset of an exciting new visual relationship between the church and the populace throughout medieval Europe. Moreover, it restores a previously marginalized subject to a central status in our artistic and cultural heritage.

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The first millennium saw a rich and distinctive artistic tradition form in Europe. In this book, Lawrence Nees explores issues of artistic patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation.

About the Author

Lawrence Nees is Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of The Gundohinus Gospels, A Tainted Mantle: Hercules and the Classical Tradition at the Carolingian Court, and editor of Approaches to Early Medieval Art. He is currently completing a general book on Frankish manuscript illumination.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Roman Language of Art

Chapter 2. Earliest Christian Art

Chapter 3. Conversion

Chapter 4. Art for Aristocrats

Chapter 5. Endings and Beginnings

Chapter 6. Craftsmanship and Artistry

Chapter 7. Saints and Holy Places

Chapter 8. Holy Images

Chapter 9. Word and Image

Chapter 10. Art at Court

Chapter 11. Expressive and Didactic Images

Chapter 12. Towards a New Age

Conclusion

Notes

Further Reading

Timeline

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

Introduction

1. The Roman Language of Art

2. Earliest Christian Art

3. Conversion

4. Art for Aristocrats

5. Endings and Beginnings

6. Craftsmanship and Artistry

7. Saints and Holy Places

8. Holy Images

9. Word and Image

10. Art at the Court

11. Expressive and Didactic Images

12. Towards a New Age

Conclusion

Notes

Timeline

Further Reading

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

Introduction

1. The Roman Language of Art

2. Earliest Christian Art

3. Conversion

4. Art for Aristocrats

5. Endings and Beginnings

6. Craftsmanship and Artistry

7. Saints and Holy Places

8. Holy Images

9. Word and Image

10. Art at the Court

11. Expressive and Didactic Images

12. Towards a New Age

Conclusion

Notes

Timeline

Further Reading

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

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awestash, November 3, 2006 (view all comments by awestash)
I found the book to be informative and a great reference to early art from the middle ages. The book has a gradual flow through the many issues of early Christianity, as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842435
Author:
Nees, Lawrence
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Lawrence
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Art, Medieval
Subject:
Architecture | History | Medieval
Subject:
Art and Architecture - History - Medieval
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Medieval
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
328
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95 color and 58 b/w illus.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.600 x 9.300 in 1.406 lb

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