Medieval Art

Author: Veronica Sekules,Head of Education Sainsbury Centre Veronica Sekules,Veronica (Head of Education Sekules, Sainsbury Centre University of East Anglia)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192842411

Category: Art

Page: 228

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This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominant view of Christianity. Taking its starting point from issues of contemporary relevance, such as the environment, the identity of the artist, and the position of women, the book also highlights the attitudes and events specific to the sophisticated visual culture of the Middle Ages, and goes on to link this period to the Renaissance. The fascinating question of whether commercial and social activities between countries encouraged similar artistic taste and patronage, or contributed to the defining of cultural difference in Europe, is fully explored.

Early Medieval Art

Author: Lawrence Nees

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842435

Category: Art

Page: 272

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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.

The Oxford History of Western Art

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198600127

Category: Art

Page: 564

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Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation.

Early Medieval Architecture

Author: R. A. Stalley

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842237

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding the traditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley provides a radically new approach to the subject, exploring issues and themes rather than sequences and dates. In addition to analysing the language of the Romanesque, the book examines the engineering achievements of the builders, and clearly how the great monuments of the age were designed and constructed. Ranging from Gotland to Apulia, the richness and variety of European architecture is explored in terms of the social and religious aspirations of the time. Symbolic meanings associated with architecture are also thoroughly investigated. Written with style and humour, the lively text includes many quotations from ancientsources, providing a fascinating insight into the way that medieval buildings were created, and in the process enlivening study of this period.

Medieval Architecture

Author: Nicola Coldstream

Publisher: Oxford History of Art (Paperba

ISBN: 9780192842763

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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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.

Byzantine Art

Author: Robin Cormack

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842114

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Byzantine is a much misused word. The book explores what kind of an art is to be described as Byzantine. Mostly religious in function, but preserving the classicism of Greco-Roman art, the buildings and objects communicate the purity and certainties of the public face of early Christian art. The book probes the underlying motives and attitudes of the society which produced such rich and delicate art forms.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195395360

Category: Art

Page: 677

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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.

Die frühchristliche und byzantinische Kunst

Author: Johannes G. Deckers

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406690548

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Das Christentum begann als eine bilderlose Religion und folgte zunächst dem Bilderverbot, das es mit dem Judentum und dem Islam teilt. Wie und warum sich ab dem 3. Jahrhundert dennoch eine christliche Kunst ausbildete und wie die beiden wichtigsten Bilder der Christenheit, das Bild Christi und das der Muttergottes, ihren Aufstieg nahmen, führt dieser Band kenntnisreich vor Augen. Ebenso erläutert er die neuen architektonischen Formen, die mit dem christlichen Kirchenbau Einzug hielten, und die typische Bildausstattung der neuen Bauten. Er zeigt, wie auch in der Kunst von Byzanz die Antike mächtig fortwirkte und wie umgekehrt die byzantinische Kunst weit über Byzanz hinaus ihre Ausstrahlung entfaltete.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England

Author: Nigel Saul

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192893246

Category: History

Page: 308

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An introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth covers England's social, cultural, political, and religious life during the Middle Ages.

A Basic History of Art

Author: Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780130991355

Category: Art

Page: 695

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For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities. Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.

Janson's History of Art

The Western Tradition

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Penelope J. E. Davies,Walter B. Denny

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1152

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For courses in the History of Art. Rewritten and reorganized, this new edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative online supplements, including digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art. Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Eighth Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson's text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson's History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars. The new Eighth Edition, although revised to remain current with new discoveries and scholarship, continues to follow Janson's lead in important ways: It is limited to the Western tradition, with a chapter on Islamic art and its relationship to Western art. It keeps the focus of the discussion on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character. It considers the contribution of the artist as an important part of the analysis. This edition maintains an organization along the lines established by Janson, with separate chapters on the Northern European Renaissance, the Italian Renaissance, the High Renaissance, and Baroque art, with stylistic divisions for key periods of the modern era. Also embedded in this edition is the narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its patrimony.

Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

Artists of the Middle Ages

Author: Leslie Ross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319037

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Examines the lives and work of artists from all areas of the medieval art world, including metalwork, scribework, sculpture, architecture, iconography, and art instruction.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

Art

a brief history

Author: Marilyn Stokstad,Margaret A. Oppenheimer,Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Prentice Hall Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 558

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Based upon the widely acclaimed Art History by renowned author Marilyn Stokstad, Art: A Brief History combines a richly illustrated survey of Western art with extensive coverage of other continents including Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Its animated yet clear narrative tells the many-sided story of all the arts.

A New History of Ireland, Volume II : Medieval Ireland 1169-1534

Medieval Ireland 1169-1534

Author: Art Cosgrove

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191561658

Category: History

Page: 1066

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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume II opens with a character study of medieval Ireland and a panoramic view of the country c.1169, followed by nineteen chapters of narrative history, with a survey of `Land and People, c.1300'. There are further chapters on Gaelic and colonial society, economy and trade, literature in Irish, French, and English, architecture and sculpture, manuscripts and illuminations, and coinage.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Author: Michael Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569924

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Covers a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important styles and periods. Revised and updated to reflect the recent development and expanded with new entries focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art materials and techniques.

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

Author: Mary Carruthers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019959032X

Category: ART

Page: 233

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This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts.It offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary life.