×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Faces of Power and Piety
     

Faces of Power and Piety

by Erik Inglis, J. Paul Getty Museum Staff (Contribution by), British Library Staff (Contribution by)
 

Faces of Power and Piety is the second in the Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books that draw on manuscript illuminations in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library. Each volume focuses on a particular theme to provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.
The vivid and

Overview

Faces of Power and Piety is the second in the Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books that draw on manuscript illuminations in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library. Each volume focuses on a particular theme to provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.
The vivid and charming faces featured in this volume include portraits of both illustrious historical figures and celebrated contemporaries. They reveal that medieval artists often disregarded physical appearance in favor of emphasizing qualities such as power and piety, capturing how their subjects wished to be remembered for the ages. Faces of Power and Piety also looks at the development of portraiture in the modern sense during the Renaissance, when likeness became an important component of portrait painting. An exhibition of the same name will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from August 12 through October 26, 2008.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This is a charming book, accessible to readers of all ages, whether for the pictures alone or the wonderful stories told through them.”—The Bloomsbury Review

“Recommended as an art history resource for middle and high-school students.”—SchoolArts Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892369300
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Medieval Imagination Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,034,139
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Erik Inglis teaches medieval art history at Oberlin College in Ohio. His publications center on court art in the later medieval France, from art and ritual to the court painter Jean Fouquet.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews