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.

Medieval art architecture and archaeology at Rouen

Author: Jenny Stratford
Publisher: Maney Pub
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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).

The Cloisters

Author: Cloisters (Museum)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588391760
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"By surveying these elaborate tapestries, delicate carvings, and other objects in roughly the historical sequence in which they were created, we glimpse the evolving styles and artistic traditions of the Middle Ages and gain a more meaningful understanding of the contexts in which many of them appeared. Among the masterpieces on display at The Cloisters are the famed Unicorn Tapestries, the richly carved twelfth-century ivory cross associated with the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, known as the "Cloisters Cross," the exquisite Annuciation triptych by the Netherlandish painter Robert Campin, and many fine examples of manuscript illumination, enameling, metalwork, and stained glass." "Complete with digital color photography, map, floor plan, and glossary, this book is a contemporary guide that will reward students and enthusiasts of the Middle Ages as well as visitors seeing the Museum for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.

Art architecture of the late Middle Ages

Author: Wim Swaan
Publisher: Crescent
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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

Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

Author: Emile Mâle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486410617
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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.

Medieval Architecture

Author: Nicola Coldstream
Publisher: Oxford History of Art (Paperba
ISBN: 9780192842763
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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.

Believing and Seeing

Author: Roland Recht
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226706060
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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.

Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals

Author: Kathleen Nolan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351956892
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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 dedicated to the memory of Anne Prache. The essays reflect the impact of Prache’s career, both as a scholar of wide-ranging interests and as a builder of bridges between the French and American academic communities. Thus the authors include scholars in France and the United States, both academics and museum professionals, while the thematic matrix of the book, divided into architecture, stained glass, and sculpture, reflects the multiple media explored by Prache during her long career. The essays employ a varied range of methodologies to explore Gothic monuments. The chapters in the architectural section include an intensive archeological analysis of the foundations of Reims Cathedral, the close reading of a late medieval literary text for a symbolic understanding of Paris, and essays that explore the medieval use of practical geometry in designing entire buildings and their components. Saint-Denis, Reims, and Chartres, all monuments studied by Prache, are discussed in the next part, on stained glass. These chapters demonstrate how old problems can be clarified by new evidence, whether from the accessibility of previously unknown archival information, for Reims, or through revelations that arise from restoration, at Chartres. These essays also include a study showing the complexity of making attributions for the storied glass of Saint-Denis. The final set of essays likewise takes different approaches to sculpture, whether constructing links to the liturgy at Reims, or discussing the meaning of a sculptural ensemble studied by Prache early in her career, the cloister of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux in Châlons-en-Champagne, or scrupulously examining the façade sculpture at Bourges Cathedral for insights into the design process. As a whole, the volume provides a window onto key directions in the study of

Architecture of France

Author: David A. Hanser
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313319020
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a reference guide to the most significant architectural structures in France.

Art and Architecture in France 1500 1700

Author: Anthony Blunt
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300077483
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The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in France were an epoch of spectacular artistic activity, exemplified by the châteaux of the Loire valley, the palace of Versailles, the paintings of Poussin and Claude, and the sculpture of Coysevox, which echo the political and cultural importance of France and the "Sun King". Anthony Blunt presents major artists and their principal works chronologically, provides an overview of the main projects of the period and of the artistic personalities behind them, and clearly sets the historical context.