Early Medieval Art

Author: Lawrence Nees
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192842435
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Lawrence Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation, in this detailed and up-to-date study of the artworks of the medieval age. Early Christian art within the late Roman tradition, and the arts of the newly established kingdoms of northern Europe, are presented by Nees not as opposites, but as different aspects of a larger historical situation. This approach reveals the onset of an exciting new visual relationship between the church and the populace throughout medieval Europe.

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Author: Benjamin Anderson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300219164
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In the rapidly changing world of the early Middle Ages, depictions of the cosmos represented a consistent point of reference across the three dominant states--the Frankish, Byzantine, and Islamic Empires. As these empires diverged from their Greco-Roman roots between 700 and 1000 A.D. and established distinctive medieval artistic traditions, cosmic imagery created a web of visual continuity, though local meanings of these images varied greatly. Benjamin Anderson uses thrones, tables, mantles, frescoes, and manuscripts to show how cosmological motifs informed relationships between individuals, especially the ruling elite, and communities, demonstrating how domestic and global politics informed the production and reception of these depictions. The first book to consider such imagery across the dramatically diverse cultures of Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic Middle East, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art illuminates the distinctions between the cosmological art of these three cultural spheres, and reasserts the centrality of astronomical imagery to the study of art history.

Early Medieval Art

Author: John Beckwith
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Beginning with the coronation of Charlemagne as Emperor of the West in A.D. 800, John Beckwith guides us through the architecture, painting, sculpture, illuminations and ivories of the three great periods of early medieval art. The Ottonian period, perhaps best known for the great center of art and craftsmanship attached to the court, presented an artistic style which had developed from early Christian and Carolingian sources--a style which was the gateway to the great artistic revival in the eleventh and twelfth centuries--the Romanesque period.

Animals in Early Medieval Art

Author: Carola Hicks
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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From Sutton Hoo to the Book of Kells, animal ornament has always been fascinating. This book shows its crucial importance in medieval art from the sixth century to the eleventh. It describes the depiction and symbolism of animals in sculpture, manuscripts, embroidery, and metal work, with examples from the Bayeux Tapestry, St. Ninian's Hoard, Pictish stones and Irish high crosses. Hicks shows how underlying Celtic and Germanic traditions combined with Mediterranean influences to produce a far stronger animal art in Britain than anywhere else in Europe, drawing links between the Pictish, Anglo-Saxon, and Irish traditions. "Animals in Early Medieval Art" uncovers the origins of the fantastic beasts of the bestiary, drawing profound conclusions about the transmission of motifs and ideas in general.

Early Medieval Art

Author: Hans Holländer
Publisher: Universe Pub
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Describes styles and examples of manuscript illumination, painting, sculpture, architecture, and metalwork dating from the sixth to the early-eleventh century

The Age of Migrating Ideas

Author: Michael R. Spearman
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
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'This magnificent volume cannot be faulted ... a standard work for students and scholars of all levels' -- Early Medieval EuropeLeading scholars explore the early medieval art of Britain and Ireland, which drew on Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Continental traditions. This book focuses on manuscripts, metalwork and sculpture and examines in detail the international exchange of ideas.

From the Isles of the North

Author: Cormac Bourke
Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso
ISBN: 9780337112010
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Thirty original essays from internationally renowned art experts as they examine the creative genius from Ireland and Britain. Many regard the Celtic art from this period as being essential to European civilization, and these experts state their case clearly, complete with illustrations.