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Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe

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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.

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This impressive volume gathers 30 essays by prominent medieval art historians that survey the state and historiography of the field, describing its theoretical basis and controversies in the process. Among the topics are vision, Gregory the Great and image theory, the concept of spolia, art and exegesis, the monstrous in medieval art, and art and pilgrimage. Five essays are devoted to architecture, with Eric Fernie (emeritus, the Courtauld Institute of Art, U. of London, UK) writing about Romanesque, Columbia University's Stephen Murray writing about Gothic, and Peter Fergusson (Wellesley College) on Cistercian. Two essays consider medievalism in architecture (by Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemont College, Penn.) and current museum practices in presenting medieval art (by Michelle Brown, of the British Library). All the essays are illustrated with b&w plates, annotated, and concluded with a list of bibliography. Both scholars and students of art history will find this a handy and thought- provoking resource. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

* Features an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405102865
Editor:
Rudolph, Conrad
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Editor:
Rudolph, Conrad
Author:
Rudolph, Conrad
Actor:
Rudolph, Conrad
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Art, Medieval
Subject:
Europe, Northern
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art, Medieval -- Europe, Northern.
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art History & Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Art History
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
255.6 x 181 x 40 mm 48 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

* Features an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.

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