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Abbot Suger on the Abbey Church of St Denis and Its Art Treasures

Abbot Suger on the Abbey Church of St  Denis and Its Art Treasures Book
Author : Abbot Suger
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-12-31
ISBN : 0691206953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revised edition incorporates the additions and corrections recorded by Erwin Panofsky until the time of his death in 1968. Gerda Panofsky-Soergel has updated the commentary in the light of new material, and the bibliography that she has prepared reflects the scholarship on St.-Denis in the last three decades. She has obtained some additional and more recent photographs, and the illustrations include a new ground plan and a new section of the chevet of the Abbey Church, both drawn under the supervision of Sumner McKnight Crosby.

Abbot Suger of St Denis

Abbot Suger of St Denis Book
Author : Lindy Grant,David Bates
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-04
ISBN : 1317899695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on a fresh reading of primary sources, Lindy Grant's comprehensive biography of Abbot Suger (1081-1151) provides a reassessment of a key figure of the twelfth century. Active in secular and religious affairs alike - Suger was Regent of France and also abbot of one of the most important abbeys in Europe during the time of the Gregorian reforms. But he is primarily remembered as a great artistic patron whose commissions included buildings in the new Gothic style. Lindy Grant reviews him in all these roles - and offers a corrective to the current tendency to exaggerate his role as architect of both French royal power and the new gothic form.

A World History of Art

A World History of Art Book
Author : Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781856694513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over two decades this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humanity's artistic heritage. From our paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion. In this Seventh Edition, the text has been revised to embrace developments in archaeology and art historical research, while the renowned contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the discussion of the past twenty years, providing a new perspective on the latest developments. The insight, elegance and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1458 superb illustrations, half of which are now in colour. These images, together with the numerous maps and architectural plans, have been chosen to represent the most significant chronological, regional and individual styles of artistic expression.

Visual Culture Histories archaeologies and genealogies of visual culture

Visual Culture  Histories  archaeologies and genealogies of visual culture Book
Author : Joanne Morra,Marquard Smith
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780415326438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Visual Culture Histories archaeologies and genealogies of visual culture book written by Joanne Morra,Marquard Smith, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Abbot Suger and Saint Denis

Abbot Suger and Saint Denis Book
Author : Paula Lieber Gerson
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0810915170
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Suger, abbot of the French abbey of Saint-Denis, lived from 1081 to 1151. This book of essays about his life and achievements grew out of a symposium sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art and by Columbia University ... For the symposium, twenty-three medieval scholars from all parts of the world, representing a wide range of humanistic disciplines, were brought together to discuss the varied nature of Suger's activities. Suger has been best known for his contributions as a patron of art and architecture ... As the essays in this volume devoted to Suger's political activities and historical writings demonstrate, he was, in addition to being a brilliantly innovative patron of architecture, an important architect of the French state. Only by bringing together differing humanistic perspectives on Suger and Saint-Denis has it been possible to achieve, for the first time, a fully rounded appreciation of a man who was, at the same time, a patron of the arts and literature, a politician who adroitly used his ecclesiastical position to enhance the growth and power of the monarchy, and a churchman consistently devoted to the promotion of the cult of Saint-Denis, the patron saint of his abbey and of France"--From publisher's description.

Plotting Gothic

Plotting Gothic Book
Author : Stephen Murray
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 022619180X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Three eyewitnesses of Gothic. Villard de Honnecourt: ymagier and interlocutor ; Possessing Villard ; The role of the interlocutor in the Villard enterprise ; Animating the artifact ; Animating the beholder ; Controlling the artifact ; Conclusion: deceit and desire in the Villard enterprise ; Gervase of Canterbury: cronicus and logistics man ; Storytelling ; Mnemonics: remembering the old ; The means of production: controlling the new ; Old and new reconciled ; Apocryphal storytelling: a building that "speaks" ; Conclusion: signs, miracles, and illusionism ; Suger, abbot of S-Denis, and the rhetoric of persuasion: manipulating reality and producing meaning ; Rhetorical structure of de consecratione: manipulated dialectic ; Production of the text: from oral to written ; Making connections ; Production of the new church, production of salvation ; Apocryphal stories ; Conclusion: the abbot who spoke the building -- Staking out the plot. Interlocutor and monument ; Material contexts: the means of production ; How on earth did they do that? ; Economic means ; Reading the signs: construction history ; The production of meaning ; Similitude to nature; local roots ; Similitude to other buildings ; Modernism and reason ; An image of heaven ; Conclusion -- Animating the plot. Picturing the three agents of construction ; The cathedral as object of desire ; Triangulating desire ; The gap between vision and realization ; Compression and expansion: plotting ; My desire ; Conclusion: Gothic plots' synchronic, diachronic, and spatial."

The Deeds of Louis the Fat

The Deeds of Louis the Fat Book
Author : Abbot of Saint Denis, Suger,Suger (Abbot of Saint Denis)
Publisher : CUA Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0813207584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Theological Aesthetics

Theological Aesthetics Book
Author : Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780802828880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While interest in the relationship between theology and the arts is on the rise, there are very few resources for students and teachers, let alone a comprehensive text on the subject. This book fills that lacuna by providing an anthology of readings on theological aesthetics drawn from the first century to the present. A superb sourcebook, Theological Aesthetics brings together original texts that are relevant and timely to scholars today. Editor Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen has taken a careful, inclusive approach to the book, including articles and extracts that are diverse and ecumenical as well as representative of gender and ethnicity. The book is organized chronologically, and each historical period begins with commentary by Thiessen that sets the selections in context. These engaging readings range broadly over themes at the intersection of religion and the arts, including beauty and revelation, the vision of God, artistic and divine creation, God as artist, images of God, the interplay of the senses and the intellect, human imagination, mystical writings, meanings of signs and symbols, worship, liturgy, doxology, the relationship of word and image, icons and iconoclasm, the role of the arts in twentieth-century theology, and much more.

The Templar Treasure

The Templar Treasure Book
Author : Tobias Daniel Wabbel
Publisher : Trine Day
Release : 2014-01-07
ISBN : 1937584356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following author Tobias Wabbel’s research and investigation throughout Europe, this book solves the mystery of the treasure of the Knights Templar. The most up-to-date archeological and historical information is discussed, from the history of the Knights Templar and the history of the Israelites and the Ark of the Covenant, to medieval literature and Gothic cathedral architecture. Disproving common theories—the Knights Templar never guarded the pilgrimage ways in Palestine, there is no Priory of Sion, there is no bloodline from Jesus to the present day, and there is no authentic Shroud of Turin—the book also proves the existence of the sacred Ark of the Covenant, also known as the treasure of the Knights Templar, which is still hidden in France. Wabbel researched iconography in the architecture of cathedrals and chapels, and found more evidence in texts and inscriptions that led to his theory on the location of the Templar treasure. Both a travel guide to the secrets of the treasure of the Knights Templar and a fascinating read, this book will shake commonly held beliefs on this interconnected history and renew the interest in it.

Selected Works of Abbot Suger of Saint Denis

Selected Works of Abbot Suger of Saint Denis Book
Author : Suger (Abbot of Saint Denis)
Publisher : CUA Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0813229979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Suger, the twelfth century abbot of Saint-Denis, has not received the respect and attention that he deserves. Suger's texts provide a wealth of information about the events of his era as well as a large amount of biographical material on his accomplishments. This translation of his writings intends to enhance his reputation and make his name better known to students at all levels.

Early Gothic Column Figure Sculpture in France

Early Gothic Column Figure Sculpture in France Book
Author : JanetE. Snyder
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351569082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Richly illustrated, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France is a comprehensive investigation of church portal sculpture installed between the 1130s and the 1170s. At more than twenty great churches, beginning at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and extending around Paris from Provins in the east, south to Bourges and Dijon, and west to Chartres and Angers, larger than life-size statues of human figures were arranged along portal jambs, many carved as if wearing the dress of the highest ranks of French society. This study takes a close look at twelfth-century human figure sculpture, describing represented clothing, defining the language of textiles and dress that would have been legible in the twelfth-century, and investigating rationale and significance. The concepts conveyed through these extraordinary visual documents and the possible motivations of the patrons of portal programs with column-figures are examined through contemporaneous historical, textual, and visual evidence in various media. Appendices include analysis of sculpture production, and the transportation and fabrication in limestone from Paris. Janet Snyder's new study considers how patrons used sculpture to express and shape perceived reality, employing images of textiles and clothing that had political, economic, and social significances.

Gothic Art 1140 c 1450

Gothic Art 1140 c  1450 Book
Author : Teresa Grace Frisch
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1987-01-01
ISBN : 9780802066794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An anthology offering a chronological assessment of a whole range of technical documents on art written by and for clerks, laymen, churchmen, lawyers, city magistrates, and guilds, this text reveals differences in milieu, customs , resources and psychology during different periods. First Published in 1971 by Prentice Hall.

Not Etched in Stone

Not Etched in Stone Book
Author : Marie A. Conn,Therese Benedict McGuire
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780761837022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The essays presented by Professors Marie A. Conn and Thérèse McGuire examine stone and water as vehicles of ritual memory through the lenses of various disciplines. In seven concise yet revealing chapters, the authors examine instances throughout history and unbound by geography of stone and water as real or abstract objects that shape our lives, possibly without our notice. Chapters topics include: · Water as a vehicle for ritual memory from the earliest days of human history to the present-day. · An investigation of the aesthetic principles of the Middle Ages up to the Gothic styles of cathedrals in North America. · Julian of Norwich, the famous cloistress, walled in by stone in comparison to Etty Hillesum, a WWII-era mystic, whose small desk used to write her revealing diaries became her stone cloister cell. · The Irish, water, and stone in Finnegan's Wake. · Warming the "stone heart" of a child pummeled by the foster care system. · The lack of clean water that contributes to wide-spread disease. · Group behavior and the eventualities of war through stone-like, (uncooperative and hardened) psychological states.

Medieval France

Medieval France Book
Author : William W. Kibler
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0824044444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Arranged alphabetically, with a brief introduction that clearly defines the scope and purpose of the book. Illustrations include maps, B/W photographs, genealogical tables, and lists of architectural terms.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages Book
Author : Frank N. Magill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-12
ISBN : 1136593136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Dictionary of World Biography

Dictionary of World Biography Book
Author : Frank Northen Magill,Alison Aves
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 1998
ISBN : 1579580416
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Inessential Colors

Inessential Colors Book
Author : Basile Baudez
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-12-21
ISBN : 0691233152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first comprehensive account of how and why architects learned to communicate through color Architectural drawings of the Italian Renaissance were largely devoid of color, but from the seventeenth century through the nineteenth, polychromy in architectural representation grew and flourished. Basile Baudez argues that colors appeared on paper when architects adapted the pictorial tools of imitation, cartographers' natural signs, military engineers' conventions, and, finally, painters' affective goals in an attempt to communicate with a broad public. Inessential Colors traces the use of color in European architectural drawings and prints, revealing how this phenomenon reflected the professional anxieties of an emerging professional practice that was simultaneously art and science. Traversing national borders, the book addresses color as a key player in the long history of rivalry and exchange between European traditions in architectural representation and practice. Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished drawings, Inessential Colors challenges the long-standing misreading of architectural drawings as illustrations rather than representations, pointing instead to their inherent qualities as independent objects whose beauty paved the way for the visual system architects use today.

Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals

Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals Book
Author : Professor Kathleen Nolan,Professor Dany Sandron
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2015-06-28
ISBN : 1472440552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. The essays reflect the impact of Anne Prache’s career, as a scholar of wide-ranging interests and as a builder of bridges between French and American academic communities. The authors include scholars in France and the United States, both academics and museum professionals, while the book’s thematic matrix, divided into architecture, stained glass, and sculpture, reflects the multiple media explored by Prache during her career.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Book
Author : Andrew Louth
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2022-02-17
ISBN : 0192638157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,500 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; other church leaders; saints; and mystics. In this new edition, great efforts have been made to increase and strengthen coverage of non-Anglican denominations (for example non-Western European Christianity), as well as broadening the focus on Christianity and the history of churches in areas beyond Western Europe. In particular, there have been extensive additions with regards to the Christian Church in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Australasia. Significant updates have also been included on topics such as liturgy, Canon Law, recent international developments, non-Anglican missionary activity, and the increasingly important area of moral and pastoral theology, among many others. Since its first appearance in 1957, the ODCC has established itself as an essential resource for ordinands, clergy, and members of religious orders, and an invaluable tool for academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader.

The Church and the Middle Ages 1000 1378

The Church and the Middle Ages  1000   1378  Book
Author : Steve Weidenkopf
Publisher : Ave Maria Press
Release : 2020-12-25
ISBN : 1594719543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Few periods of history are more maligned and misunderstood than the Middle Ages—three-hundred years of division, shifting centers of power, and tensions both within the Church and also between the Church and the secular rulers of the time. In an engaging and easy-to-understand style, historian and author Steve Weidenkopf highlights some of our greatest saints—Francis, Dominic, Anselm, Aquinas, and Catherine of Siena—and dispels nine commonly accepted misconceptions about the era, which was an exciting period of enduring faith, reform, cultural achievement, as well as defeat and division. With vibrant accounts of pivotal events and inspiring stories of the people who shaped the Church during the eleventh through fourteenth centuries, Steve Weidenkopf provides a clearer picture of an era where critics used events such as the Crusades and the relocation of the papacy to France to undermine the Church. The period also provided the hallmarks of Christian civilization—universities, cathedrals, castles, and various religious orders. Weidenkopf also chronicles the development of Christian civilization in Europe and explores the contributions of St. Bruno, St. Anthony of Padua, and St. Bridget of Sweden. In The Church and the Middle Ages, you will learn that: Most Crusaders were motivated by piety and service, not greed. Heresy was both a church and civil issue and medieval inquisitors were focused on the eternal salvation of the accused. The Church preached against the mistreatment of Jews. Priestly celibacy was practiced long before the twelfth century. Serfs were never kept as slaves. Books in the Reclaiming Catholic History series, edited by Mike Aquilina and written by leading authors and historians, bring Church history to life, debunking the myths one era at a time.