BN.com Gift Guide

A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $27.36
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 53%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $27.36   
  • New (7) from $49.43   
  • Used (10) from $27.36   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The advent of a new millennium is an opportunity to take stock. [Wiley]-Blackwell … has begun to do just that, inaugurating several ambitious series whose aim is to map the past, present, and future of the discipline of art history. The scholar wishing to locate her or his own research and approach in relation to the broad sweep of medieval art history would do well to begin here. For medievalists working today and in future generations, A Companion to Medieval Art will be a valuable reference tool, and, indeed, an inspiration." (CAA Reviews, November 2008)

"The scholarship is of the highest caliber. The endnotes and bibliographies are exhaustive and are excellent sources of material for further inquiry. An important resource for advanced undergraduates and scholars ready to take their studies in medieval art to the next level. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and up."—CHOICE, December 2006

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405198783
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Art History Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet 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).

Read More Show Less

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 Conrad Rudolph 1

2 Vision Cynthia Hahn 44

3 Reception of Images by Medieval Viewers Madeline Harrison Caviness 65

4 Narrative Suzanne Lewis 86

5 Formalism Linda Seidel 106

6 Gender and Medieval Art Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz 128

7 Gregory the Great and Image Theory in Northern Europe during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries Herbert L. Kessler 151

8 Art and Exegesis Christopher G. Hughes 173

9 Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art Jill Caskey 193

10 Collecting (and Display) Pierre Alain Mariaux 213

11 The Concept of Spolia Dale Kinney 233

12 The Monstrous Thomas E. A. Dale 253

13 Making Sense of Marginalized Images in Manuscripts and Religious Architecture Laura Kendrick 274

14 Romanesque Architecture Eric Fernie 295

15 Romanesque Sculpture in Northern Europe Colum Hourihane 314

16 Modern Origins of Romanesque Sculpture Robert A. Maxwell 334

17 The Historiography of Romanesque Manuscript Illumination Adam S. Cohen 357

18 The Study of Gothic Architecture Stephen Murray 382

19 Gothic Sculpture from 1150 to 1250 Martin Büchsel 403

20 Gothic Manuscript Illustration: The Case of France Anne D. Hedeman 421

21 Glazing Medieval Buildings Elizabeth Carson Pastan 443

22 Toward a Historiography of the Sumptuous Arts Brigitte Buettner 466

23 East Meets West: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States Jaroslav Folda 488

24 Gothic in the East: Western Architecture in Byzantine Lands Tassos C. Papacostas 510

25 Architectural Layout: Design, Structure, and Construction in Northern Europe Marie-Thérèse Zenner 531

26 Sculptural Programs Bruno Boerner 557

27 Cistercian Architecture Peter Fergusson 577

28 Art and Pilgrimage: Mapping the Way Paula Gerson 599

29 "The Scattered Limbs of the Giant": Recollecting Medieval Architectural Revivals Tina Waldeier Bizzarro 619

30 The Modern Medieval Museum Michelle P. Brown 639

Index 656

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)