Art And Architecture In Medieval France

Author: Whitney S. Stoddard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973764
Format: PDF
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This is an English-language study on the architecture and art of medieval France of the Romanesque and Gothic periods between 1000-1500. In addition to essays on individual monuments there are general discussions of given periods and specific problems such as: why did Gothic come into being? Whitney Stoddard explores the interrelationship between all forms of medieval ecclesiastical art and characterization of the Gothic cathedral, which he believes to have an almost metaphysical basis.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195395360
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

Medieval art architecture and archaeology at Rouen

Author: Jenny Stratford
Publisher: Maney Pub
Format: PDF, ePub
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The thirteen papers in this volume are based on lectures given at the British Archaeological Association's Annual Conference at Rouen in 1989. Contributors include: D Bates (Rouen from 900 to 1204); J Le Maho (Le groupe episcopal de Rouen du IVe au Xe siecle); M Bayle (Les vestiges romans de l'ancienne priorale Saint-Gervais de Rouen); N Stratford (The wall-paintings of the Petit-Quevilly); L Grant (Rouen cathedral, 1200-1237); C Norton (The export of decorated floor tiles from Normandy); J Stratford (John, Duke of Bedford, as patron in Lancastrian Rouen); C Reynolds (The Shrewsbury Book, British Library, Royal MS 15 E.VI).

Medieval Architecture

Author: Nicola Coldstream
Publisher: Oxford History of Art (Paperba
ISBN: 9780192842763
Format: PDF
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Presents an overview of Medieval architecture, describing the similarity of the features of both religious and secular structures and how these buildings reflect the people who built and used them.

Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

Author: Emile Mâle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486410617
Format: PDF, Docs
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Classic by noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as apotheosis of medieval style. Iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, gospels, secular history, many other aspects. 190 black-and-white illustrations.

Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals

Author: Professor Kathleen Nolan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472440552
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The touchstones of Gothic monumental art in France - the abbey church of Saint-Denis and the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Bourges - form the core of this collection. The essays reflect the impact of Anne Prache’s career, as a scholar of wide-ranging interests and as a builder of bridges between French and American academic communities. The authors include scholars in France and the United States, both academics and museum professionals, while the book’s thematic matrix, divided into architecture, stained glass, and sculpture, reflects the multiple media explored by Prache during her career.

Art architecture of the late Middle Ages

Author: Wim Swaan
Publisher: Crescent
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traces the growth and characteristics of medieval art and architecture, focusing attention on the individual Gothic styles that evolved throughout Europe

Believing and Seeing

Author: Roland Recht
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226706060
Format: PDF
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Developments in medieval science that elevated sight above the other senses found religious expression in the Christian emphasis on miracles, relics, and elaborate structures. In his incisive survey of Gothic art and architecture, Roland Recht argues that this preoccupation with vision as a key to religious knowledge profoundly affected a broad range of late medieval works. In addition to the great cathedrals of France, Recht explores key religious buildings throughout Europe to reveal how their grand designs supported this profusion of images that made visible the signs of scripture. Metalworkers, for example, fashioned intricate monstrances and reliquaries for the presentation of sacred articles, and technical advances in stained glass production allowed for more expressive renderings of holy objects. Sculptors, meanwhile, created increasingly naturalistic works and painters used multihued palettes to enhance their subjects’ lifelike qualities. Reimagining these works as a link between devotional practices in the late Middle Ages and contemporaneous theories that deemed vision the basis of empirical truth, Recht provides students and scholars with a new and powerful lens through which to view Gothic art and architecture.

The Year 1300 and the Creation of a New European Architecture

Author: Alexandra Gajewski
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503522869
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The theme of the book is the origin of Late Gothic architecture in Europe around the year 1300. It was then that Gothic ecclesiastical architecture graduated from a largely French into a wholly European phenomenon with new centres of art production (Cologne, Florence, York, Prague, Krakow) and newly-empowered institutions: kings, the higher nobility, towns and friars. Profound changes in spiritual and devotional life had a lasting effect on the relationship between architecture and liturgy. In short, architecture around 1300 became at once more cosmopolitan and more heterogeneous. The book addresses these radical changes on their own terms- as an international phenomenon. By bringing together specialists in art, architecture and liturgy from many parts of Europe and from the USA it aims to employ their separate expertise, and to integrate each into a broader European perspective. Dr. Zoe Opacic is lecturer in the history and theory of architecture at Birkbeck College, University of London. She specialises in the field of late medieval architecture and art, particularly in Central Europe.Dr. Alexandra Gajewski, FSA is visiting assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She works on Burgundian Gothic architecture and on Cistercian art in medieval France and the Empire.

Gothic Art

Author: Victoria Charles
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783103248
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years. Leaving curved Roman forms behind, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open up cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social change, the Gothic era also saw the development of a new iconography celebrating the Holy Mary – in drastic contrast to the fearful themes of dark Roman times. Full of rich changes in all of the various art forms (architecture, sculpture, painting, etc.), Gothic art paved the way for the Italian Renaissance and International Gothic movement.