Conrad Rudolph
Wiley-Blackwell | 9781405102865 |
2006 | PDF | 704 pages | 16 Mb

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A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe.

Brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe.

Contains over 30 original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays by renowned and emergent scholars.
Covers the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives.
Features an international and ambitious range - from reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, and pilgrimage art, to gender, patronage, the marginal, spolia, and manuscript illumination.


1. Introduction: A Sense of Loss: An Overview of the Historiography of Romanesque and Gothic Art: Conrad Rudolph (University of California, Riverside).

2. Vision: Cynthia Hahn (Florida State University).

3. Reception of Images by Medieval Viewers: Madeline Harrison Caviness (Tufts University).

4. Narrative: Suzanne Lewis (Stanford University).

5. Formalism: Linda Seidel (University of Chicago).

6. Gender and Medieval Art: Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz (University of Zurich).

7. Gregory the Great and Image Theory in Northern Europe during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Herbert L. Kessler (Johns Hopkins University).

8. Art and Exegesis: Christopher G. Hughes (Getty Research Institute).

9. Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art: Jill Caskey (University of Toronto).

10. Collecting (and Display): Pierre Alain Mariaux (Universite de Neuchatel).

11. The Concept of Spolia: Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College).

12. The Monstrous: Thomas E.A. Dale (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

13. Making Sense of Marginalized Images in Manuscripts and Religious Architecture: Laura Kendrick (Universite de Versailles).

14. Romanesque Architecture: Eric Fernie (University of London).

15. Romanesque Sculpture in Northern Europe: Colum Hourihane (Princeton University).

16. Modern Origins of Romanesque Sculpture: Robert A. Maxwell (University of Pennsylvania).

17. The Historiography of Romanesque Manuscript Illumination: Adam S. Cohen (University of Toronto).

18. The Study of Gothic Architecture: Stephen Murray (Columbia University).

19. Gothic Sculpture from 1150 to 1250: Martin Buchsel (University of Frankfurt).

20. Gothic Manuscript Illumination: The Case of France: Anne D. Hedeman (University of Illinois).

21. Glazing Medieval Buildings: Elizabeth Pastan (Emory University).

22. Toward A Historiography of the Sumptuous Arts: Brigitte Buettner (Smith College).

23. East Meets West: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States: Jaroslav Folda (University of North Carolina).

24. The Art and Architecture of Lusignan Cyprus and the Latin States Established on Byzantine Territory (13th-14th Centuries): Tassos C. Papacostas (King's College, London).

25. Architectural Layout: Design, Structure, and Construction in Northern Europe: Marie-Therese Zenner (Independent Scholar).

26. Sculptural Programs: Bruno Boerner (Technische Universitat).

27. Cistercian Architecture: Peter Fergusson (Wellesley College).

28. Art and Pilgrimage: Mapping the Way: Paula Gerson (The Florida State University).

29. "The Scattered Limbs of the Giant": Recollecting Medieval Architectural Revivals.

Tina Waldeier Bizzarro (Rosemont College).

30. The Modern Medieval Museum.

Michelle P. Brown (Independent Scholar).


“The 30 incisive and methodologically sophisticated essays in this Companion boldly refashion and redescribe an entire field of study: a must-read for any and all fascinated by art history’s powers to explain and illuminate.” Judson J. Emerick, Pomona College

“These wide-ranging essays provide a lucid overview of the state of medieval art history today, shedding light on the richness and complexity of both our historical materials and the methods by which they have been approached.” Jacqueline E. Jung, University of California, Berkeley

"…the scholarship is of the highest caliber. The endnotes and bibliographies are exhaustive and are excellent sources of material for further inquiry. An important resource for advanced undergraduates and scholars ready to take their studies in medieval art to the next level. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and up."—CHOICE, December 2006

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