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Art of the Middle Ages : World of Art - Janetta Rebold Benton

Art of the Middle Ages

World of Art

Paperback Published: 15th July 2002
ISBN: 9780500203507
Number Of Pages: 320

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In spite of all the changes in our values and beliefs, the art of the Middle Ages still speaks to us across the centuries. Not only do the great cathedrals remain, many with their spectacular decorations and stained glass, but also a rich treasure trove of paintings, manuscript illuminations, tapestries, sculpture and jewelry.

This study encompasses the whole period from Early Christian to late Gothic, the whole of Europe from Ireland to Byzantium, and the whole range of art and architecture. The connections between art and society are particularly stressed, as are the ways in which artistic techniques - such as those used in metalwork and textiles - determined what was produced.

Comprehensive and accessible, as well as lavishly illustrated, this is the ideal introduction to a subject that is both visually exciting and profoundly significant to Western culture.

Introductionp. 7
Early Christian and Byzantinep. 20
Early Middle Ages: 'Barbarian,' Carolingian, Ottonianp. 39
Romanesque in Central France and Along the Pilgrimage Roadsp. 55
Romanesque in Southern and Western Francep. 82
Romanesque Outside Francep. 104
Romanesque Sculpture, Decorative Arts, and Manuscript Illuminationp. 132
Earlier Gothic in Francep. 149
Later Gothic in Francep. 176
Gothic Outside Francep. 201
Gothic Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Manuscript Illumination, and Paintingp. 241
Art in Daily Life During the Middle Agesp. 279
Map of Western and Central Europep. 302
Chronologyp. 303
Glossaryp. 305
Bibliographyp. 309
List of Illustrationsp. 313
Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780500203507
ISBN-10: 0500203504
Series: World of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th July 2002
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1