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Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals

Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals

Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache

  • Author: Kathleen Nolan,Dany Sandron
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351956892
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 314
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The touchstones of Gothic monumental art in France - the abbey church of Saint-Denis and the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Bourges - form the core of this collection dedicated to the memory of Anne Prache. The essays reflect the impact of Prache’s career, both as a scholar of wide-ranging interests and as a builder of bridges between the French and American academic communities. Thus the authors include scholars in France and the United States, both academics and museum professionals, while the thematic matrix of the book, divided into architecture, stained glass, and sculpture, reflects the multiple media explored by Prache during her long career. The essays employ a varied range of methodologies to explore Gothic monuments. The chapters in the architectural section include an intensive archeological analysis of the foundations of Reims Cathedral, the close reading of a late medieval literary text for a symbolic understanding of Paris, and essays that explore the medieval use of practical geometry in designing entire buildings and their components. Saint-Denis, Reims, and Chartres, all monuments studied by Prache, are discussed in the next part, on stained glass. These chapters demonstrate how old problems can be clarified by new evidence, whether from the accessibility of previously unknown archival information, for Reims, or through revelations that arise from restoration, at Chartres. These essays also include a study showing the complexity of making attributions for the storied glass of Saint-Denis. The final set of essays likewise takes different approaches to sculpture, whether constructing links to the liturgy at Reims, or discussing the meaning of a sculptural ensemble studied by Prache early in her career, the cloister of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux in Châlons-en-Champagne, or scrupulously examining the façade sculpture at Bourges Cathedral for insights into the design process. As a whole, the volume provides a window onto key directions in the study of

Believing and Seeing

Believing and Seeing

The Art of Gothic Cathedrals

  • Author: Roland Recht
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226706060
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 376
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Developments in medieval science that elevated sight above the other senses found religious expression in the Christian emphasis on miracles, relics, and elaborate structures. In his incisive survey of Gothic art and architecture, Roland Recht argues that this preoccupation with vision as a key to religious knowledge profoundly affected a broad range of late medieval works. In addition to the great cathedrals of France, Recht explores key religious buildings throughout Europe to reveal how their grand designs supported this profusion of images that made visible the signs of scripture. Metalworkers, for example, fashioned intricate monstrances and reliquaries for the presentation of sacred articles, and technical advances in stained glass production allowed for more expressive renderings of holy objects. Sculptors, meanwhile, created increasingly naturalistic works and painters used multihued palettes to enhance their subjects’ lifelike qualities. Reimagining these works as a link between devotional practices in the late Middle Ages and contemporaneous theories that deemed vision the basis of empirical truth, Recht provides students and scholars with a new and powerful lens through which to view Gothic art and architecture.

Gothic Cathedrals

Gothic Cathedrals

A Guide to the History, Places, Art, and Symbolism

  • Author: Karen Ralls
  • Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0892546271
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled stained glass windows to a pilgrimage “on the road” to Compostela, the wonders of Gothic architecture continue to inspire many worldwide. From the 12th century, the Gothic architectural style continued to spread throughout Europe. Highly-regarded medievalist Dr. Karen Ralls explores the legacy of this exquisite architectural period, whose artistic beauty and expert craftsmanship have served for centuries to inspire feelings of spiritual reverence and aesthetic wonder. She details the relationship between architecture, geometry, and music; explores the concept of the labyrinth; pilgrimage; Black Madonnas; astronomical calculations in the design and location of cathedrals; stone and wood carvings; gargoyles; the teachings of Pythagoras and the later Neo-Platonists, and more. For the general reader and specialist alike, Dr. Ralls guides the reader through the history, places, art, and symbolism of these unique "books in stone", providing a lively portal and solid resource for all. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, a recommended reading section, lists of the major European cathedral sites and a full Bibliography, Gothic Cathedrals is a fascinating showcase of the mystic and spiritual symbolism found in these great structures of Europe, information that will help modern readers visit these sites and share in the energy of the sacred they continue to radiate.

Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings

Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings

  • Author: Virginia Chieffo Raguin,Kathryn Brush,Peter Draper
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802074775
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 348
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In this collaborative work seventeen international scholars use contemporary methodologies to address the ways in which we understand Gothic church buildings today. Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings discusses major monuments that have traditionally stood at the core of medieval art-historical studies: the cathedrals of Durham, Wells, Chartres, Reims, Poitiers, Strasbourg, and Naumburg, the abbey of Saint-Denis, and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris. The contributors approach the subject from different specialties and methodologies within the field of art history, as well as from the disciplines of history, liturgical studies, and theology. Willibald Sauerl)nder's overview acknowledges that since the early nineteenth century scholars have been confronted with monuments that no longer perform their original functions. The moment of the creation of these great cages of stone, filled with images in metal, paint, glass, stone, and textiles, has passed as surely as Villon's `snows of yesteryear.' Artistic intentions shifted continuously over the centuries as these great buildings were adapted to new situations, historical, cultural, and religious. Once the settings for complex and diversified rituals of religious, social, and political dimensions, the buildings today stand in a completely different time frame and are experienced by a different audience. This volume addresses the hermeneutics of the development of scholarship concerning the Gothic church, reviewing the variable, but largely exclusive, agendas from the early nineteenth century to the present, including those of Viollet-le-Duc, Lef¦vre-Pontalis, M+le, Sedlmayr, Von Simson, Panofsky, Grodecki, and Bony. The conclusion is that there is no way to return to the original Gothic cathedral or the original audience. Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings reassesses the traditional canon through a new pluralism of approaches and presents the Gothic church as an intricate and complex living monument that has been evolving over eight centuries and more.

Medieval Cathedrals

Medieval Cathedrals

  • Author: William W. Clark
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313326936
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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Presents an introduction to the medieval cathedral, explaining what makes a large church a cathedral, as well as an overview of its social history, including a discussion of its patrons, builders, artists, planning, and construction.

The Construction of Gothic Cathedrals

The Construction of Gothic Cathedrals

A Study of Medieval Vault Erection

  • Author: John Fitchen
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226252032
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 344
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Explains the complicated procedures medieval builders used to construct cathedrals, including vaulting, formwork, and rib vaulting

The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals

The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals

  • Author: Lynn Towery Courtenay
  • Publisher: Variorum
  • ISBN: 9780860787501
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 360
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Focusing on the engineering of medieval cathedrals, this text covers areas such as historiography and scope, medieval builders and their methods, structural archaeology and engineering analysis, and roof, towers and spires.

The cathedrals' crusade

The cathedrals' crusade

the rise of the gothic style in France

  • Author: Ian Dunlop
  • Publisher: Taplinger Pub Co
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 235
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Art And Architecture In Medieval France

Art And Architecture In Medieval France

Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, The Art Of The Church Treasuries

  • Author: Whitney S. Stoddard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429973764
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 436
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This is an English-language study on the architecture and art of medieval France of the Romanesque and Gothic periods between 1000-1500. In addition to essays on individual monuments there are general discussions of given periods and specific problems such as: why did Gothic come into being? Whitney Stoddard explores the interrelationship between all forms of medieval ecclesiastical art and characterization of the Gothic cathedral, which he believes to have an almost metaphysical basis.

Thirteenth-century Wall Painting of Salisbury Cathedral

Thirteenth-century Wall Painting of Salisbury Cathedral

Art, Liturgy, and Reform

  • Author: Matthew M. Reeve
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • ISBN: 9781843833314
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 175
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Revisionist study of the wall-paintings of Salisbury Cathedral, setting them in the context of thirteenth-century religious reform.

The Road from Eden

The Road from Eden

Studies in Christianity and Culture

  • Author: John Barber
  • Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
  • ISBN: 1933146346
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 587
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This reference work is informed by Reform Christianity's views of art and culture in the western world. Discusses the legacy, content and purpose of the arts in relation to Christianity and its salvatory mission.

Medieval art and architecture at Winchester Cathedral

Medieval art and architecture at Winchester Cathedral

  • Author: British Archaeological Association
  • Publisher: Maney Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 111
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The Romanesque Cathedral of Winchester / Richard Gem -- The grid system and the design of the Norman cathedral / Eric Fernie -- Collaborative enterprise in Romanesque manuscript illumination and the artists of the Winchester Bible / Larry Ayres -- The "Henry of Blois plaques" in the British Museum / Neil Stratford -- The wall paintings of the Holy Sepulchre Chapel / David Park -- A recently discovered Purbeck marble sculptured screen of the thirteenth century and the Shrine of St. Swithun / Pamela Tudor-Craig and Laurence Keen -- An investigation of the tile pavement in the north aisle of the Presbytery, Winchester Cathedral, in 1969 / Elizabeth Eames -- The Medieval tile pavements of the Winchester Cathedral / E.C. Norton -- Decorated tracery in Winchester Cathedral / Georgina Russell -- Carpentry in the Cathedral and Close at Winchester / Julian Munby and John Fletcher

The Gothic Enterprise

The Gothic Enterprise

A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

  • Author: Robert A. Scott
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520246802
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 292
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Robert A. Scott explores why medieval people built Gothic cathedrals, how they built them, what conception of the divine lay behind their creation and the social and political uses made of cathedrals by religious and secular leaders.

Monuments of Medieval Art

Monuments of Medieval Art

  • Author: Robert G. Calkins
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801493065
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 299
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This richly illustrated and scholarly study traces the development of art through the Middle Ages, from the early Christian catacombs of Italy and the treasures of Sutton Hoo to the masterpieces of Romanesque cathedrals and illuminated manuscripts.

The Age of the Cathedrals

The Age of the Cathedrals

Art and Society, 980-1420

  • Author: Georges Duby
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226167701
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 312
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Demonstrates how the style and design of medieval architecture reflects the changing political, social, and religious character of the Middle Ages

Universe of Stone

Universe of Stone

Chartres Cathedral and the Invention of the Gothic

  • Author: Philip Ball
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061970077
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 336
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Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries—and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently fascinating work, author Philip Ball makes sense of the visual and emotional power of Chartres and brilliantly explores how its construction—and the creation of other Gothic cathedrals—represented a profound and dramatic shift in the way medieval thinkers perceived their relationship with their world. Beautifully illustrated and written, filled with astonishing insight, Universe of Stone embeds the magnificent cathedral in the culture of the twelfth century—its schools of philosophy and science, its trades and technologies, its politics and religious debates—enabling us to view this ancient architectural marvel with fresh eyes.

Medieval Art

Medieval Art

Painting-sculpture-architecture, 4-14th Century

  • Author: James Snyder
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 511
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A study of the arts of the church from the early Christian basilica, the Byzantine domed churches, to the Gothic cathedral. Concentrates on the arts of Italy,Byzantium,Germany,and France from the 4th century to the late Gothic period. The main emphasis is on the continuities as well as the changes in traditions of architecture, narrative arts and iconic presentations.

French Gothic Architecture of the 12th and 13th Centuries

French Gothic Architecture of the 12th and 13th Centuries

  • Author: Jean Bony
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520055865
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 623
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Traces the development of the Gothic style of architecture in France and examines the designs of French cathedrals and churches

Romancing the Cathedral

Romancing the Cathedral

Gothic Architecture in Fin-de-Siecle French Culture

  • Author: Elizabeth Emery
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791451236
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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Through an analysis of political, art historical, and literary discourse, this book considers French fascination with the Gothic cathedral.

The Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Cathedral

The Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Cathedral

  • Author: Joann Jovinelly,Jason Netelkos
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781404207585
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Includes instructions for making a cathedral model, an iconic cross, a chalice, and an incense censer from available materials.