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A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe

Conrad Rudolph (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9878-3
704 pages
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe.
  • Brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe.
  • Contains over 30 original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays by renowned and emergent scholars.
  • Covers the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives.
  • Features an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.
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List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors xiii

Series Editor’s Preface xix

Preface xx

1 Introduction: A Sense of Loss: An Overview of the Historiography of Romanesque and Gothic Art 1
Conrad Rudolph

2 Vision 44
Cynthia Hahn

3 Reception of Images by Medieval Viewers 65
Madeline Harrison Caviness

4 Narrative 86
Suzanne Lewis

5 Formalism 106
Linda Seidel

6 Gender and Medieval Art 128
Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz

7 Gregory the Great and Image Theory in Northern Europe during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries 151
Herbert L. Kessler

8 Art and Exegesis 173
Christopher G. Hughes

9 Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art 193
Jill Caskey

10 Collecting (and Display) 213
Pierre Alain Mariaux

11 The Concept of Spolia 233
Dale Kinney

12 The Monstrous 253
Thomas E. A. Dale

13 Making Sense of Marginalized Images in Manuscripts and Religious Architecture 274
Laura Kendrick

14 Romanesque Architecture 295
Eric Fernie

15 Romanesque Sculpture in Northern Europe 314
Colum Hourihane

16 Modern Origins of Romanesque Sculpture 334
Robert A. Maxwell

17 The Historiography of Romanesque Manuscript Illumination 357
Adam S. Cohen

18 The Study of Gothic Architecture 382
Stephen Murray

19 Gothic Sculpture from 1150 to 1250 403
Martin Büchsel

20 Gothic Manuscript Illustration: The Case of France 421
Anne D. Hedeman

21 Glazing Medieval Buildings 443
Elizabeth Carson Pastan

22 Toward a Historiography of the Sumptuous Arts 466
Brigitte Buettner

23 East Meets West: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States 488
Jaroslav Folda

24 Gothic in the East: Western Architecture in Byzantine Lands 510
Tassos C. Papacostas

25 Architectural Layout: Design, Structure, and Construction in Northern Europe 531
Marie-Thérèse Zenner

26 Sculptural Programs 557
Bruno Boerner

27 Cistercian Architecture 577
Peter Fergusson

28 Art and Pilgrimage: Mapping the Way 599
Paula Gerson

29 "The Scattered Limbs of the Giant": Recollecting Medieval Architectural Revivals 619
Tina Waldeier Bizzarro

30 The Modern Medieval Museum 639
Michelle P. Brown

Index 656

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Conrad Rudolph is Professor of Medieval Art at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Violence and Daily Life: Reading, Art, and Polemics in the Cîteaux Moralia in Job (1997) and Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela (2004).
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  • Brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe.

  • Contains over 30 original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays by renowned and emergent scholars.

  • Covers the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives.

  • Features an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.
See More

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