Insular Art Forms: Their Essence and Construction

Insular Art Forms: Their Essence and Construction

by Robert Stevick
     
 
Dr. Robert Stevick’s Insular Art Forms: Their Essence and Construction emerges as the most innovative work of his long and illustrious career. Building on years of research into medieval manuscript design and construction, Stevick has produced a masterpiece examining the ingenious ways in which insular scribes used geometry and mathematics to produce complex

Overview

Dr. Robert Stevick’s Insular Art Forms: Their Essence and Construction emerges as the most innovative work of his long and illustrious career. Building on years of research into medieval manuscript design and construction, Stevick has produced a masterpiece examining the ingenious ways in which insular scribes used geometry and mathematics to produce complex and beautiful designs. In addition to a detailed academic description of these processes, Stevick provides videos clearly illustrating the methods he describes, and materials for practical hands-on recreation of their methods. Insular Art Forms is the only guide that offers both a true scholarly study of these methods and the means for modern readers to reproduce them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016008653
Publisher:
Witan Publishing
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Robert D. Stevick received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. He has since taught at Fresno State, University College of the West Indies, and University of Washington as a professor of medieval literature and linguistics. He is the author of Superasegmentals, Meter and Manuscript of Beowulf; A Firstbook of Old English; One Hundred Middle English Lyrics; The Earliest Irish and English Bookarts; and editor of Five Middle English Narratives. Since his retirement in 1998, he has published many articles and essays and has appeared as the voice of Hrothgar in the three-CD set, Beowulf: A Dramatic Reading in the Original Language (The Chaucer Studio, 2000). He is currently a Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Washington, continuing his illustrious career in medieval language and literature.

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