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Early Medieval Art

Early Medieval Art

Author: Lawrence (Professor Nees, Department of Art History University of Delaware)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842439

Category: Art

Page: 274

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The first millennium saw a rich and distinctive artistic tradition form in Europe. While books had long been central to the Christian religious tradition, education, and culture, they now became an important artistic medium, sometimes decorated with brilliant colours and precious metals.Lawrence Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation. He discusses early Christian art within the late Roman tradition, and the arts of the newly established kingdoms ofnorthern Europe 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, restoring a previously marginalized subject to a central status in ourartistic and cultural heritage.

Early Medieval Art, 300-1150

Early Medieval Art, 300-1150

Author: Caecilia Davis-Weyer (red.)

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802066283

Category: Art

Page: 196

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Originally published by Prentice-Hall, 1971.

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Author: Benjamin Anderson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300219166

Category: Art

Page: 213

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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 Architecture

Early Medieval Architecture

Author: R. A. Stalley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842234

Category: Architecture

Page: 276

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Drawing on new work published over the past twenty years, the author offers a history of building in Western Europe from 300 to 1200. Medieval castles, church spires, and monastic cloisters are just some of the areas covered.

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Author: John Beckwith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300052960

Category: Art

Page: 410

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Focusing on mosaics, sculpture, paintings, jewelry, and silk, the author examines this artistic style as an expression of religious thought

Early Medieval Art, 300-1150

Early Medieval Art, 300-1150

Author: Caecilia Davis-Weyer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015015809943

Category: Art

Page: 182

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An anthology of medieval texts on art. It includes descriptions of lost monuments, theoretical and technical texts which reveal intentions of artists and patrons, liturgical texts which describe the use of medieval artifacts, and others which reflect the

Early Medieval Art of Haryana

Early Medieval Art of Haryana

Author: Chander Pal Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058868772

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

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This Book Provides A Study Of The Art Style, Forms, Art-Centres, Iconographic Details And The Role Of Haryana In The Field Of Art Activities During The Early Medieval Period In Relation With The Indian Sub Continent.

Early Medieval Britain

Early Medieval Britain

Author: Pam J. Crabtree

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108651257

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The growth and development of towns and urbanism in the pre-modern world has been of interest to archaeologists since the nineteenth century. Much of the early archaeological research on urban origins focused on regions such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. Intensive archaeological research that has been conducted since the 1960s, much of it as a result of urban redevelopment, has shed new light on the development of towns in Anglo-Saxon England. In this book, Pamela Crabtree uses up-to-date archaeological data to explore urban origins in early medieval Britain. She argues that many Roman towns remained important places on the landscape, despite losing most of their urban character by the fifth century. Beginning with the decline of towns in the fourth and fifth centuries, Crabtree then details the origins and development of towns in Britain from the 7th century through the Norman Conquest in the mid-eleventh century CE. She also sets the development of early medieval urbanism in Britain within a broader, comparative framework.