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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.

Masterpieces

Masterpieces

Author: Sonja Marzinzik

Publisher: British museum Press

ISBN: 071412320X

Category: Art

Page: 0

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"This book is a companion to the new gallery at the British Museum displaying objects from the late Roman world to the early Middle Ages dating from between AD 300 and 1100."--Page 7.

Word And Image

Word And Image

Author: William Diebold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429982613

Category: Art

Page: 247

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This book provides an introduction to early medieval art, both the images themselves and the methods used to study them, focusing on the relationship of word and image, a relationship that was central in northern Europe and the Mediterranean from about 600 to about 1050.

Early Medieval Architecture

Early Medieval Architecture

Author: R. A. Stalley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842234

Category: Abbeys

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.