Gothic: Art for England, 1400-1550

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Celebrating one of the richest periods of English art and architecture, this definitive book is published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Stunning photographs of soaring fan vaulting, exquisite jewels, rare objects of gold and silver, and much more make this book essential for all lovers of the Gothic style.Leading medieval scholars have contributed essays on subjects that encompass all aspects of life in this vibrant and influential time in English history—from war and ...
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Overview

Celebrating one of the richest periods of English art and architecture, this definitive book is published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Stunning photographs of soaring fan vaulting, exquisite jewels, rare objects of gold and silver, and much more make this book essential for all lovers of the Gothic style.Leading medieval scholars have contributed essays on subjects that encompass all aspects of life in this vibrant and influential time in English history—from war and politics to music and architecture. A magnificent variety of images present the very finest works of late medieval art, with a special emphasis on the splendid architecture of English churches and cathedrals of the period. Many of the remarkable surviving examples of stonework, wood carving, stained glass, and arms and armor are published here for the first time, creating a book of both scholarship and beauty. The Gothic style is once again being revived in interior design and even fashion, making this book, the most complete ever published, appealing to a wide audience.

Author Bio: Richard Marks is professor of art history at the University of York, England, and former director of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. He is a leading medieval historian and has published widely. Paul Williamson is keeper of sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, and glass at the V&A. He is the author of many books, most recently Netherlandish Sculpture 1450–1550.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810965577
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 10.25 (w) x 11.67 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Patrons and Exhibition Advisory Committee 6
Contributors to the Catalogue 7
Picture Credits 8
Acknowledgements 9
Timeline 10
I An Age of Consumption: Art for England c.1400-1547 12
II Politics, War and Public Life 26
III Kingship and Queenship 38
IV National and Regional Identities 46
V Late Medieval Religion 56
VI The Use of Images 68
VII England and the Continent: Artistic Relations 76
VIII Production and Consumption 86
Crafts 86
The Commissioning Process 89
Immigrant Craftsmen and Imports 91
Regional Production 94
IX 'Excellent, New and Uniforme': Perpendicular Architecture c.1400-1547 98
X Music Seen and Music Heard: Music in England c.1400-1547 120
XI Perspectives of the Past: Perceptions of Late Gothic Art in England 128
The Catalogue 141
1 Royal Patronage of the Visual Arts 142
2 Images of Royalty 170
3 Royal Books 180
4 The Architecture of War 187
5 The Arts of Combat 192
6 Ideals of Chivalry, Realities of Conflict 209
7 The Beauchamps and the Nevilles 219
8 Two Ecclesiastical Patrons: Archbishop Henry Chichele of Canterbury (1414-43) and Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester (1501-28) 234
9 Lady Margaret Beaufort 246
10 The Urban Landscape 254
11 Civic Institutions 262
12 Merchants 272
13 Domestic Space: Daily Living in the Home 280
14 The Table and Feasting 309
15 Dress and Adornment 326
16 Private Devotion 334
17 The Arts of the Great Church 348
18 The Parish Church 375
19 Pilgrimage 424
20 The Art of Death 436
21 Postscript 456
Glossary 466
Bibliography 468
List of Lenders 488
Index 489
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