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Great Monasteries of Europe - SCHUTZ BERNHARD

Great Monasteries of Europe

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Published: 1st October 2004
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This remarkable volume is the most comprehensive examination to date of the art and architecture of european monasteries, featuring an authoritative text and more than 500 stunning, full colour photos. European cultural history is inextricably linked to the presence of monasteries, especially during the Middle Ages. In addition to serving as religious refuges, monasteries provided sanctuary for the pursuits of art, education, science and book production. This lavishly illustrated book traces the development of the art and architecture of these important buildings, from early Carolingian examples in the eighth century to a modern structure by Le Corbusier in 1960. This unsurpassed survey offers a fresh chronicle of a largely overlooked subject and hundreds of marvellous images, many of them newly photographed, of more than 150 of the most interesting and best preserved monasteries in Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy - all of which are accessible to visitors. THere are unique views of the art and architecture of such treasured places as Mont St. Michel, a wondrous Benedictine sanctuary off the coast of Brittany, and the fabled pilgrimage site in Assisi founded by St. Francis. In an insightful text the author describes the cultural heritage of each of the monasteries portrayed and provides an introduction to monasticism and to the various orders dating from the early Christian era to the present. In addition, the volume offers plans of the sites, a glossary, and a bibliography. Historians and collectors of great books of art history will be intrigued by this unsurpassed collection of photographs and fascinating account of the artistic glory of European monasteries. AUTHOR Bernhard Sch?tz, a renowned scholar of medieval and Baroque architecture, is a professor of architectural history at the University of Munich and the author of Great Cathedrals of Europe. Henri Gaud, Joseph Martin, Florian Monheim, Antonio Quattrone, Ghigo Roli, and Marco Schneiders are leading photographers of works of art. REVIEWS It's not the physical heft of the volume that packs the real punch here; it's the erudition and comprehensiveness of Schutz's text, combined with masterful documentary images from seven photographerssGreat Monasteries of Europe is a scholarly work and it reads accordingly. But unlike monks, whose senses were to experience no pleasure but that which glorified God, the less tenacious readers among us can be shamelessly stimulated by the rich color plates that capture the magnificent and often moody spaces of another world-- Shelter Interiors ILLUSTRATIONS 550 colour illustrations

"...[I]t's not the physical heft of the volume that packs the real punch here; it's the erudition and comprehensiveness of Schutz's text, combined with masterful documentary images from seven photographers...Great Monasteries of Europe is a scholarly work and it reads accordingly. But unlike monks, whose senses were to experience no pleasure but that which glorified God, the less tenacious readers among us can be shamelessly stimulated by the rich color plates that capture the magnificent and often moody spaces of another world." -- Shelter Interiors

Table of Contents from Great Monasteries of Europe Preface WESTERN MONASTICISM The Early Period Anchorites and Cenobites; Pachomius and Basil; Early Western Roman Monasteries; Augustine and Cassian; Benedict of Nursia and the Benedictine Rule; Cassiodorus; Irish, Scottish, and English Monasticism; Columban and Monasteries on the European Continent; The Missionaries of Germania and Boniface The Monastic System in the Carolingian Period Early Large Monasteries in France; Benedict of Aniane Carolingian Monastic Architecture; Monastery Donors and Proprietary Monasteries; Exemption and Immunity The Great Medieval Reform Movements and Their Architecture Cluny; Cluniac Influences;The Cistercians; The Hermetic Orders; The Carthusians; The Canonical Orders; The Religious Orders of Knights and the Hospital Orders; The Mendicant Orders Monasteries in the Modern Period Closure of the Monasteries and the Reformation; Counter-Reformation Orders; The Commendatory System; Monastery Castles; Enlightenment, Revolution, and Secularization; The Monastic System after 1850 IBERIAN PENINSULA Portugal: Alcobaca; Batalha; Toma; Belem Spain: TOLEDO: San Juan de los Reyes; VALLADOLID: Colegio de San Gregorio; El Escorial; Las Huelgas Reales; Cartuja de Miraflores; Poblet; Santes Creus; Santo Domingo de Silos; Ripoll; Santillana del Mar; San Miguel de Escalada; San Juan de la Pena; San Pere de Roda; FRANCE Saint-Michael-de Cuxa; Serrabonne; Saint-Martin du Canigou; Fontfroide; TOULOUSE: Saint-Sernin, Les Jacobins; Moissac; Valmagne; Lerins; Senanque; Le Thoronet; Silvacane; Paray--le--Monial; Conques; Vezelay; Tournus, Fontenay, Noirlac, Pontigny, Saint--Benoit--sue--Loire; Fontevrault; Saint-Savin; Royaumont; Ourscamp; Longpont; PARIS: Saint--Martin--des--Champs, Saint--Germain--des--Pres; Saint--Denis; REIMS: Saint--Remi; Jumieges; CAEN: Saint--Etienne, Sainte--Trinite; Mont--Saint--Michel; GREAT BRITAIN England: LONDON: Westminster Abbey; Romsey; Gloucester; Glastonbury; FOuntains; Rievaulx; Whitby; Furness Scotland: Dundrennan; Melrose; Jedburgh CENTRAL EUROPE (Former Holy Roman Empire) Poland (northern): Malbork; Pelplin Germany (northern): Doberan; Chorin; Jerichow; Konigslutter; MAGDEBURG: Liebfrauenkloster; Walkenried; Gernrode; Quedlinburg; Paulinzella; Alpirsbach; Corvey; HILDESHEIM: Sankt Michael; Loccum; Heisterbach, Altenburg; COLOGNE: Sankt Aposteln, Gross Sankt Martin, Sankt Maria in Kapitol; Maria Laach; Eberbach; Bebenhausen; Ebrach; Comburg; Ellwangen; Maulbronn; Blaubeuren; Salem; Reichenau Switzerland: Sankt Gallen; Einsiedeln; Mustair Germany (southern): Ettal; Weingarten; Ottobeuren; Zwiefalten; Neresheim; Weltenburg, Rohr; Metten Austria: Kremsmunster, Sankt Florian, Melk, Gottweig; Klosterneuberg; Lilienfield; Heiligenkreuz; Zwettl Czech Republic: PRAGUE: Brevnov (Breunau); Kladruby (Kladrau) Poland (southern): Krzeszow (Grussau); Legnickie Pole (Wahlstatt); Lubiaz (Leubus) ITALY Stuffarda; Vercelli; MILAN: San Ambrogio, Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Maurizio; Certosa di Pavia; Chiaravalle Milanese; Chiaravalle della Colomba; BRESCIA: San Salvatore-- Santa Giulia, Santa Maria in Solario; VERONA: San Zeno; VENICE: Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, San Giorgio Maggiore; Pomposa; ASSISI: San Francesco; FLORENCE: San Miniato, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, San Marco; Monte Oliveto Maggiore; San Galgano; Fossanova, Casamari; ROME: Santa Cecilia, Santi Quattro Coronati, San Paolo fuori le mura; SUBIACO: San Benedetto, Santa Scholastica; San Angelo in Formis (Montecassino); NAPLES: Santa Chiara; PALERMO: San Giovanni degli Eremiti; Monreale APPENDIX Glossary Bibliography Ground Plans Index Illustration Credits

ISBN: 9780789208293
ISBN-10: 0789208296
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 25.4  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 3.8