New Publication: Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321), by Tracy Chapman Hamilton

For her commissioning and performance of a French vernacular version of the Arabic tale of the Thousand and One Nights – recorded in one of the most vivid and sumptuous extant late thirteenth-century manuscripts – as well as for her numerous other commissions, Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321) was heralded as an intellectual and literaryContinue reading “New Publication: Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321), by Tracy Chapman Hamilton”

New Publication: Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions, 1330-1530, by Kim Woods

Cut in Alabaster is the first comprehensive study of alabaster sculpture in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. While marble is associated with Renaissance Italy, alabaster was the material commonly used elsewhere in Europe and has its own properties, traditions and meanings. It enjoyed particular popularity as a sculptural material during the twoContinue reading “New Publication: Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions, 1330-1530, by Kim Woods”

New Books: ‘Il Maestro di Nola’ and ‘Medieval manuscripts: Ghent University Library’

Il Maestro di Nola. Un vertice impareggiabile del tardogotico a Napoli e in Campania, by EMANUELE ZAPPASOD ISBN: 978-8874613465 Description: En los últimos años se ha puesto de manifiesto, cada vez con más claridad, que el patrimonio artístico del sur de Italia puede compararse, por la calidad, importancia y carga poética, de igual a igual conContinue reading “New Books: ‘Il Maestro di Nola’ and ‘Medieval manuscripts: Ghent University Library’”

New Publications: New items in English, French, Dutch and Italian

DAMIEN KEMPF, MARIA KEMPF. Monstres médiévaux, Intervalles, 2017, 95 p. ISBN: 978-2369560616 Plus de 100 illustrations, dont de nombreuses inédites, tirées des fonds prodigieux de la British Library et du J. Paul Getty Museum. Les monstres envahissent nos rêves : effrayants, laids, narquois ou sympathiques, ils peuplent notre inconscient. Même s’ils appartiennent à un monde différent, ils neContinue reading “New Publications: New items in English, French, Dutch and Italian”

CFP: Byzantine Heritage in the History and Spiritual Culture of Ukraine, 19 – 22 October 2017, Monastery of St Theodore Studites, Rome, Italy

Call for Papers: Byzantine Heritage in the History and Spiritual Culture of Ukraine, October 19 – 22, 2017, Monastery of St Theodore Studites, Rome, Italy. Deadline: 25th August 2017. The International Conference Byzantine heritage in the history and spiritual culture of Ukraine aims to become a platform for the sharing of knowledge. The conference willContinue reading “CFP: Byzantine Heritage in the History and Spiritual Culture of Ukraine, 19 – 22 October 2017, Monastery of St Theodore Studites, Rome, Italy”

WALKING TOUR OF THE MEDIEVAL BOOK TRADE OF PARIS

WALKING TOUR OF THE MEDIEVAL BOOK TRADE OF PARIS, led by Christopher de Hamel and Sandra Hindman Saturday April 8, 2017 Walk at 10 AM Advanced registration essential: Tel +33 (0)1 42 60 15 58 info@lesenluminures.com http://www.lesenluminures.com The group will meet outside the west front of Notre-Dame, where the outlines of the former medieval streetContinue reading “WALKING TOUR OF THE MEDIEVAL BOOK TRADE OF PARIS”

Some good book offers from Brepols

On the occasion of Black Friday Brepols offersyou these 20 books for only € 20 each. Place your order now as this offer is only valid from 25 to 27 November 2016 and only applicable for orders placed on the brepols webshop.   The Vatican Necropoles Rome’s City of the Dead Liverani, G. Spinola, P. Zander €Continue reading “Some good book offers from Brepols”

New Website: Walters Ex Libris (Walters Art Museum Manuscripts)

New Website: Walters Ex Libris (Walters Art Museum Manuscripts) online at manuscripts.thewalters.org. Featuring a user-friendly design, the site provides visitors with intuitive search options, including the ability to refine their search by date, geography, subject, culture, and more. It also gives users a chance to coordinate their own online collections by gathering, saving and sharingContinue reading “New Website: Walters Ex Libris (Walters Art Museum Manuscripts)”

CFPs: Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, Philadelphia, October 12-15, 2017

Call for Papers: Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, Philadelphia, October 12-15, 2017 Deadline: October 25, 2016 For more information on panels, round-tables, short presentations and working groups, and for submission guidelines, see: http://rarebookschool.org/bibliography-conference-2017/ Bibliography Among the Disciplines, a four-day international conference to be held in Philadelphia from 12 to 15 October 2017, will bring togetherContinue reading “CFPs: Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, Philadelphia, October 12-15, 2017”

Book roundup: Medieval architecture

All is thriving in medieval architecture publishing from the Romanesque to the Late Gothic: here are some very special books that have been published in the last few months. As always do let us know of any recently-published medieval art history books you would like us to include in a book roundup – we would beContinue reading “Book roundup: Medieval architecture”