Through careful analysis of the Romanesque cathedral of Molfetta (in Apulia, southern Italy), Williams demonstrates how the commercial boom of the medieval Mediterranean changed the way churches were funded, designed, and built. The young bishopric of Molfetta, emerging in an economy of long-distance trade, competed with much wealthier institutions in its own diocese. Funding forContinue reading “New publication: Architecture of Disjuncture: Mediterranean Trade and Cathedral Building in a New Diocese (11th-13th Centuries), by Joseph C. Williams”
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”
Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality: The Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages (c. 1400 – c. 1530) By Jean-Marie Guillouët xviii + 200 p., 70 b/w ills, 43 colour ill., 216 x 280 mm, 2019 ISBN 978-2-503-57729-6 More Info: http://bit.ly/2lB7Y76 This book seeks to further our understanding of the socio-genesis of artistic modernityContinue reading “New Book: Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality: The Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages (c. 1400 – c. 1530), Jean-Marie Guillouët”
The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477) By Katherine Anne Wilson ISBN 978-2-503-53393-3 More Info: http://bit.ly/2qCFz0a Textiles were used as markers of distinction throughout the Middle Ages and their production was of great economic importance to emerging and established polities. This book explores tapestry in one of the greatest textile producing regions, theContinue reading “New Book: The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions”
Boydell & Brewer have announced their new publications for 2018.
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’”
LYNN F. JACOBS. Thresholds and Boundaries: Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530), Routledge, 2017, 256 p. ISBN: 978-1472457813 lthough liminality has been studied by scholars of medieval and seventeenth-century art, the role of the threshold motif in Netherlandish art of the late fourteenth, fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries — this late medieval/early ‘early modern’ period — has beenContinue reading “New Publications: New titles in English”
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”
We would like to draw your attention to three new books on medieval art that came out in 2017: on architecture, metalwork and the iconography of St. John’s head.
This series is dedicated to the study of monstrosity and alterity in the medieval and early modern world, and to the investigation of cultural constructions of otherness, abnormality and difference from a wide range of perspectives. Submissions are welcome from scholars working within established disciplines, including—but not limited to—philosophy, critical theory, cultural history, history ofContinue reading “New Book Series: Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity”