By Whitney S. Stoddard

ISBN-10: 0064300226

ISBN-13: 9780064300223

ISBN-10: 1429484837

ISBN-13: 9781429484831

This is often an English-language learn at the structure and paintings of medieval France of the Romanesque and Gothic sessions, nearly a thousand - 1500. as well as essays on person monuments there are basic discussions of given sessions and particular difficulties reminiscent of: why did Gothic come into being? Whitney Stoddard explores the interrelationship among all types of medieval ecclesiastical artwork and characterization of the Gothic cathedral, which he believes to have a nearly metaphysical foundation.

Show description

Read or Download Art and Architecture in Medieval France: Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, the Art of the Church Treasuries (Icon Editions No 22) PDF

Similar art books

Ray Grover's Art Glass Nouveau PDF

Artwork Glass Nouveau used to be initially released via Tuttle Publishing in print shape in 1967.

NEVER ahead of has there ever been any such speedy and frequent surge of curiosity in any box of accumulating as there now's in studying the awesome great thing about coloured artwork glass, the various detailed items that have been produced extensively
in the us, nice Britain, and different ecu international locations through the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whilst this fantastic artwork used to be at its top. and not earlier than has there been such an informative, necessary, and punctiliously illustrated e-book in this topic as this definitive paintings by way of Ray and Lee Grover.
All of the illustrations are in complete colour. The booklet comprises 424 plates, 50 of that are complete web page. the total description of every piece exhibits its measurement, the kind of glass used, its id marks, the names of the clothier and/or manufacturer, whilst recognized, and its current proprietor. whereas each major kind of paintings glass produced in this interval is roofed within the succinct textual content, the fascinating galaxy of 424 plates, interspersed in the course of the ebook, have been selected
not simply as a result of their infrequent good looks and authenticity, but additionally to teach consultant items, just like those who are nonetheless accessible. most crucial of all in opting for a bit and selecting its worth, based on the authors, are its colour, its form, and the feel of its floor, to which they always supply specific cognizance.

Download e-book for iPad: The Formation of Islamic Art by Oleg Grabar

A booklet of soaking up curiosity and substantial erudition. . . . All Islamic archaeologists and students will thank Professor Grabar for a profound and unique learn of an important and complicated box, that can galvanize controversy yet needs to provoke by way of its mastery and style by means of its modesty.

Download e-book for kindle: Aesthetic Rivalries: Word and Image in France, 1880-1926 by Linda Goddard

This publication explores interplay and festival among portray and literature in France, from the past due 19th century to the early 20th, supplying new readings of works via key figures together with Paul Gauguin, Stéphane Mallarmé, Pablo Picasso and André Gide. Combining shut visible and literary research with a broader exam of severe discourse, the amount uncovers a mutual yet frequently contentious alternate of principles.

Download PDF by John Beckwith, Well-illustrated: The Art of Constantinople - An Introduction to Byzantine Art

The paintings of Constantinople: An advent to Byzantine artwork 330-1453

Additional resources for Art and Architecture in Medieval France: Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, the Art of the Church Treasuries (Icon Editions No 22)

Example text

A further tortuous walk reveals the entire monastic complex nestled into the live rock and, at the same time, extending out over die gorge on a terrace supported by man-made buttresses. T h e dramatic mountainscape forms a magnificent frame for the irregularly placed buildings. In spite of damage from an earthquake in 1428 and extensive restoration in the early nineteenth century following its abandonment after the French Revolution, Saint-Martin-du-Canigou still epitomizes the ingenuity of Romanesque builders.

T h e nave vessel is divided into compartments of space by the piers and by the pier extensions which rise u p through the gallery and over the vaults. Progress, bodr visual and physical, down the nave to the high altar, becomes a unified, pulsating experience. A T is THE CHURCH which is the key to the nature of Romanesque architecture. T o the monastic church came the pilgrims to join the choir of monks in the liturgy of praise. Born to monastic life through the second baptism of their profession, the monks gathered in the church to dedicate their lives in Christ.

The western towers were not constructed until after 1200. A comparison of the plans of Paray-le-Monial and Cluny III (figs. 42, 45) reveals the similarities of design, despite the marked difference in size. Cluny is 609 feet long (exterior measurement) with vaults 97 feet above the pavement, while Paray-le-Monial is only 206 feet long with vaults 71 feet in height. The entire church of Paray-leMonial is a replica on a smaller scale of the chevet and eastern transept of Cluny. Both churches have aisleless transepts and ambulatories which are narrower than the square bays flanking the choir.

Download PDF sample

Art and Architecture in Medieval France: Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, the Art of the Church Treasuries (Icon Editions No 22) by Whitney S. Stoddard


by Brian
4.0

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 49 votes