The Pictorial Arts of the West, 800-1200 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)

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9780300064933: The Pictorial Arts of the West, 800-1200 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)

Between the ninth and thirteenth centuries the Western world witnessed a glorious flowering of the pictorial arts. In this lavishly illustrated book, C.R. Dodwell provides a comprehensive guide to all forms of this art—from wall and panel paintings to stained glass windows, mosaics, and embroidery—and sets them against the historical and theological influences of the age.

Dodwell describes the rise and development of some of the great styles of the Middle Ages: Carolingian art, which ranged from the splendid illuminations appropriate to an emperor's court to drawings of great delicacy; Anglo-Saxon art, which had a rare vitality and finesse; Ottonian art with its political and spiritual messages; the colorful Mozarabic art of Spain, which had added vigor through its interaction with the barbaric Visigoths; and the art of Italy, influenced by the styles of Byzantium and the West. Dodwell concludes with an examination of the universal Romanesque style of the twelfth century that extended from the Scandinavian countries in the north to Jerusalem in the south. His book—which includes the first exhaustive discussion of the painters and craftsmen of the time, incorporates the latest research, and is filled with new ideas about the relations among the arts, history, and theology of the period—will be an invaluable resource for both art historians and students of the Middle Ages.

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About the Author:

C.R. Dodwell was formerly professor of the history of art at Manchester University and is the author of numerous books on early medieval art.

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A nearly complete new work replacing the author's Painting in Europe 800-1200 (Pelican, 1971), this volume augurs well for the Pelican series now directed by Yale University Press. Dodwell adds embroidery, stained glass, and mosaic to his earlier survey of manuscript painting and enlarges the coverage to include Irish, Anglo-Saxon, and English Romanesque work. Although the bibliography stops in the late 1980s, this is a strong survey of the period, with incomparably better plates than the original series. Highly recommended for all art collections; pay close attention to this revivified series.
- Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Verlag: Yale University Press + Pelican History of Art (1993)
ISBN 10: 0300064934 ISBN 13: 9780300064933
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press + Pelican History of Art, 1993. Softcover. Buchzustand: Gut. 2. Auflage. EAN 9780300064933 / Zustand: gepflegtes gebrauchtes Buch mit etwas normalen Spuren. 2 Stellen mit Leuchtstift markiert, sonst innen sauber. Aussen wenig lagerspurig, gering knittrig. Nichts grob Auffälliges. Size: 286x215 mm. Buch. Artikel-Nr. 003170

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