Artists of the Middle Ages

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In the first volume of the Artists of an Era series, Leslie Ross examines the identities of artists attributed to the most famous and influential works of medieval art. These works are much discussed within the realm of art history, yet the identities of medieval artists fall victim to incomplete historical records and often remain enigmatic. In ten narrative chapters, Ross examines this significant area of the art world (including architecture, iconography, metalwork, scribework, sculpture—even medieval art ...

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Overview

In the first volume of the Artists of an Era series, Leslie Ross examines the identities of artists attributed to the most famous and influential works of medieval art. These works are much discussed within the realm of art history, yet the identities of medieval artists fall victim to incomplete historical records and often remain enigmatic. In ten narrative chapters, Ross examines this significant area of the art world (including architecture, iconography, metalwork, scribework, sculpture—even medieval art instruction) and summarizes the lives and work of that genre's leading artist or artists.

Students will learn not only what is factually known of an artist's life (as well as what is purely speculative), but also the processes used to gather the information and fuel speculation. Readers will also gain unique insights into the practices and traditions of medieval art and the role it played within medieval society. A timeline, chapter bibliographies, a list of further resources on medieval art, and an index offer additional tools to students of medieval art and art history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313319037
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/30/2003
  • Series: Artists of an Era
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

LESLIE ROSS is Professor and Chair of the Art History program at Dominican University of California. She is the author of Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary (Greenwood Press, 1996) and Text Image, Message: Saints in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations (Greenwood Press, 1994).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction: The Medieval Artist - Questions and Considerations 1
1 The Romanesque Sculptor: Gislebertus? 13
2 The Master Metalworkers: Rainer of Huy, Godefroid de Claire, Nicholas of Verdun, and Company 29
3 The Prince of Scribes: Eadwine 45
4 The Medieval Architect?: Villard de Honnecourt 61
5 A Medieval Art Manual by Theophilus 81
6 Walls of Color and Light: Mural Painting, Mosaics, and Stained Glass 93
7 The Panel Painters: Duccio and Company 109
8 The Icon Painter: Andrei Rublev 123
9 Women Artists of the Medieval Era 139
10 Artists of the Courts: the Limbourg Brothers and Their Colleagues 157
Additional Resources and Selected Bibliography 171
General Index 177
Index of Artists and Architects 181
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