This significantly updated and beautifully produced second edition survey of over a thousand years of Western art and architecture introduces the reader to a period of extraordinary historical and geographical extent ranging from ancient Rome to the age of exploration. The monumental arts and the diverse minor arts of the Middle Ages are presented here within the social, religious, and political frameworks of lands as varied as France and Denmark, Spain and Germany. This second edition of Medieval Art focuses on all of the major works and monuments, describing each clearly and in detail with descriptions that are also sensitive and articulate, giving the reader a full sense of their beauty. Marilyn Stokstad also teaches her reader how to look at medieval art-which aspects of architecture, sculpture, or painting are important and for what reasons. Stylistic and iconographic issues and themes are thoroughly addressed with attention paid to aesthetic and social contexts. Medieval Art spans the period from the second to the fifteenth centuries with over 400 illustrations, over 90 in color, four maps, a chronological table, glossary, bibliography, and index.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.77(d)|
About the Author
Marilyn Stokstad is professor emerita of art history at the University of Kansas. She is the Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and is the past-President of the International Center for Medieval Art and past-President of the College Art Association. She is the author of Art History, Art: A Brief History, Santiago de Compostela: In the Age of the Great Pilgrimages and a number of catalogs on medieval art, including Gardens of the Middle Ages.