Ars Sacra, 800-1200 / Edition 2

Ars Sacra, 800-1200 / Edition 2

by Peter Lasko
     
 

This book deals with the art of church treasuries and cloisters in the early middle ages in Europe - the work of goldsmiths, ivory carvers, bronze casters, enamellers and wood carvers. These so-called 'Minor Arts' played a major creative role alongside the other pictorial arts and architectural sculpture. The book traces the unbroken development of the Sacred Arts and… See more details below

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This book deals with the art of church treasuries and cloisters in the early middle ages in Europe - the work of goldsmiths, ivory carvers, bronze casters, enamellers and wood carvers. These so-called 'Minor Arts' played a major creative role alongside the other pictorial arts and architectural sculpture. The book traces the unbroken development of the Sacred Arts and their interrelationships throughout Europe from the Renovatio of the arts - the 'Rebirth of Antiquity' - encouraged under the Emperor Charlemagne in the late eighth century, until a renewed and fresh appreciation of the natural world - the Gothic - began to replace the powerful stylisations and the last vestiges of the classical tradition of the Romanesque in the early thirteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300060485
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican Histor
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.54(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. 1Carolingian Art
1The Eighth Century1
2The Reign of Charlemagne9
3The Reign of Louis the Pious27
4The Reign of Lothar I35
5The Reign of Charles the Bald51
6The Late Carolingian Period63
Pt. 2The Art of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
7Anglo-Saxon Art67
8The Reign of Henry I76
9The Reign of Otto I81
10The Reigns of Otto II and Otto III91
11The Reign of Henry II111
12The Late Ottonian Period134
Pt. 3Romanesque Art
13Introduction and Italy143
14England, Spain and France: The Eleventh Century147
15Germany: Roger of Helmarshausen163
16Lotharingia: Rainer of Huy171
17Eilbertus of Cologne and the 'Sketchy' Style177
18Mosan Art: The Twelfth Century189
19The Empire: The Twelfth Century205
20France and Spain: The Twelfth Century242
21England and Scandinavia: The Twelfth Century252
22Nicholas of Verdun and the Transitional Style260
23Conclusion
List of the Principal Abbreviations
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Photographic Acknowledgements

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