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Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europeby 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.
Book News Annotation:
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)
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
1 Introduction: A Sense of Loss: An Overview of the Historiography of Romanesque and Gothic Art 1
2 Vision 44
3 Reception of Images by Medieval Viewers 65
Madeline Harrison Caviness
4 Narrative 86
5 Formalism 106
6 Gender and Medieval Art 128
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
10 Collecting (and Display) 213
Pierre Alain Mariaux
11 The Concept of Spolia 233
12 The Monstrous 253
Thomas E. A. Dale
13 Making Sense of Marginalized Images in Manuscripts and Religious Architecture 274
14 Romanesque Architecture 295
15 Romanesque Sculpture in Northern Europe 314
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
19 Gothic Sculpture from 1150 to 1250 403
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
23 East Meets West: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States 488
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
26 Sculptural Programs 557
27 Cistercian Architecture 577
28 Art and Pilgrimage: Mapping the Way 599
29 "The Scattered Limbs of the Giant": Recollecting Medieval Architectural Revivals 619
Tina Waldeier Bizzarro
30 The Modern Medieval Museum 639
Michelle P. Brown
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