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

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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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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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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).

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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

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