Perspectives on Medieval Art

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"Perspectives on Medieval Art: Learning through Looking examines medieval art from a number of different viewpoints to reveal how the art of the Middle Ages provides a unique insight into the wider issues of medieval politics and culture, as well as society's longing for ecclesiastical drama, the desires of patrons, the wider social framework and distinct regional aesthetics." Lavishly illustrated, with color photographs of medieval buildings and monuments, art objects and illuminated manuscripts, and including suggestions for further reading and ...

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Overview

"Perspectives on Medieval Art: Learning through Looking examines medieval art from a number of different viewpoints to reveal how the art of the Middle Ages provides a unique insight into the wider issues of medieval politics and culture, as well as society's longing for ecclesiastical drama, the desires of patrons, the wider social framework and distinct regional aesthetics." Lavishly illustrated, with color photographs of medieval buildings and monuments, art objects and illuminated manuscripts, and including suggestions for further reading and a comprehensive index, this volume will be a major contribution to our broader understanding of medieval art and its teaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904832690
  • Publisher: D Giles Limited
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Why the medieval matters Ena Giurescu Heller Heller, Ena Giurescu 11

The Middle Ages in life and art Thomas Cahill Cahill, Thomas 31

From the lecture hall to museum gallery : teaching medieval art using primary objects Patricia C. Pongracz Pongracz, Patricia C. 77

Teaching medieval architecture at the cloisters Nancy Wu Wu, Nancy 93

Cataloguing medieval manuscript fragments : a window on the scholar's workshop, with an emphasis on electronic resources Margot Fassler Fassler, Margot 109

The living past : form and meaning in a late medieval Eucharistic chalice from the Walters Art Museum C. Griffith Mann Mann, C. Griffith 129

Liturgical instruments and the placing of presence Xavier John Seubert Seubert, Xavier John 137

What the Eucharist dove teaches : Protestant theology students and medieval liturgy Robin M. Jensen Jensen, Robin M. 147

A theological reading of medieval Eucharistic vessels as emblems of embrace Mary C. Moorman Moorman, Mary C. 157

Arms and armor : a farewell to persistent myths and misconceptions Dirk H. Breiding Breiding, Dirk H. 167

The cure of perfection : women's obstetrics in early and medieval Islam Kathryn Kueny Kueny, Kathryn 187

Notes 198

Suggestions for further reading 217

Contributors 219

Index 222

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