New Publication: ‘Imágenes de la liturgia medieval: Planteamientos teóricos, temas visuales y programas iconográficos’, by Ángel Pazos López

The Christian liturgy during the Middle Ages was surrounded by complex signs, ceremonies and gestures that have been formally diluted in today’s rites themselves, as well as in numerous objects of material culture preserved in museums and collections. This book studies the world of images of medieval liturgical ceremonies, preserved mainly in the figurative programmes of more complex works of art (manuscripts, sacred artefacts, liturgical textiles, sculptures, etc.) from the methodological paradigms of art history and visual studies. Approaches are presented that allow us to approach the Christian ritual of the Middle Ages within the framework of the iconological method, as well as monographic studies with proposals for how to read today the images of the Eucharist and the other sacraments that are preserved in the rich medieval plastic arts. The monograph includes some colour illustrations, many of which have not been studied before.

La liturgia cristiana durante la Edad Media estaba rodeada de complejos signos, ceremonias y gestos que llegan hasta nuestros días diluidos formalmente en los propios ritos actuales, así como en numerosos objetos de la cultura material conservados en museos y colecciones. Este libro estudia el mundo de las imágenes sobre ceremonias litúrgicas medievales, conservadas principalmente en programas figurativos de obras de arte más complejas (manuscritos, artefactos sagrados, textiles litúrgicos, esculturas, etc.) desde los paradigmas metodológicos de la historia del arte y los estudios visuales. Se presentan planteamientos que nos permiten abordar el ritual cristiano de la Edad Media en el marco del método iconológico, así como estudios monográficos con propuestas para poder leer hoy en día las imágenes que de la eucaristía y de los restantes sacramentos se conservan en la rica plástica medieval. La monografía incluye algunas ilustraciones a color, muchas de ellas no estudiadas con anterioridad.

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Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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