Something of The Book

PDF EPUB Library of e-Books

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: 182

View: 760

Download BOOK »
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: 216

View: 199

Download BOOK »
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: 272

View: 271

Download BOOK »
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.

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Author: Benjamin Anderson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300228496

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 880

Download BOOK »
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.

Medieval Art

Medieval Art

Author: Veronica Sekules

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192842412

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 527

Download BOOK »
This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominant view of Christianity. Taking its starting point from issues of contemporary relevance, such as the environment, the identity of the artist, and the position of women, the book also highlights the attitudes and events specific to the sophisticated visual culture of the Middle Ages, and goes on to link this period to the Renaissance. The fascinating question of whether commercial and social activities between countries encouraged similar artistic taste and patronage, or contributed to the defining of cultural difference in Europe, is fully explored.

Early Medieval Art of Haryana

Early Medieval Art of Haryana

Author: Chander Pal Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058868772

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

View: 899

Download BOOK »
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.

Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Author: Professor Jonathan Wooding

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743326954

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 308

Download BOOK »
Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early and Medieval Celtic World brings together a collection of studies that closely explore aspects of culture and history of Celtic-speaking nations. Non-narrative sources and cross-disciplinary approaches shed new light on traditional questions concerning commemoration,sources of political authority, and the nature of religious identity. Leading scholars and early-career researchers bring to bear hermeneutics from studies of religion and literary criticism alongside more traditional philological and historical methodologies. All the studies in this book bring to their particular tasks an acknowledgement of the importance of religion in the worldview of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Their approaches reflect a critical turn in Celtic studies that has proved immensely productive across the last two decades.