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Medieval Art (Oxford History of 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.

Synopsis:

This survey of medieval art conveys a 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.

About the Author

Veronica Sekules is Head of Education at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, and was formerly exhibitions and collections curator. Her original research interests were in the fields of sculpture and liturgical furnishings in England and Europe from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. She has also written about the art patronage and consumption of art by medieval women, and continues to work on these themes. She has published regularly in the fields of visual arts and museum education and modern art.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A Sense of Place

2. Artists

3. Art and Power in the Church 1000-1200

4. Design and devotion 1200-1500

5. Image and Learning

6. War

7. Pleasures

Notes

Timeline

Bibliographic Essay

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842411
Author:
Sekules, Veronica
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Veronica
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Architecture | History | Medieval
Subject:
Art and Architecture - History - Medieval
Subject:
Art, Medieval
Subject:
Art and society - History - To 1500
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Medieval
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
98 color and 56 b/w illus.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.36x6.66x.56 in. 1.25 lbs.

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