New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås

This book situates the art and architecture of the stave church of Urnes within a global perspective and aims to reinvigorate scholarly interest and debate in one of the world’s most important churches. Urnes is the oldest and best known of the Norwegian stave churches. Despite its rich sculptural program, complex building history, fine medievalContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås”

New Publication: ‘Riemenschneider in Rothenburg: Sacred Space and Civic Identity in the Late Medieval City’, by Katherine M. Boivin, PSU Press

Using altarpieces by the famed medieval artist Tilman Riemenschneider as touchstones for her argument, Boivin explores how artwork in Germany’s preeminent medieval city, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, deliberately propagated civic ideals.

New Publication: ‘Visual Translation: Illuminated Manuscripts and the First French Humanists’ by Anne D. Hedeman, Notre Dame Press

With over 180 color images, this major reference book will appeal to students and scholars of French, comparative literature, art history, history of the book, and translation studies.

New Publication: ‘How Do Images Work? Strategies of Visual Communication in Medieval Art’, ed. by Christine Beier, Tim Juckes and Assaf Pinkus

This anthology examines the workings of historical imagery in fourteen essays, offering fresh perspectives from leading researchers on a wide range of medieval and early modern artworks in a similarly wide range of functional contexts.

New Publication: ‘Visual Culture and Indigenous Agency in the Early Americas’ edited by Alessia Frassani

This volume explores how visual arts functioned in the indigenous pre- and post-conquest New World as vehicles of social, religious, and political identity. Twelve scholars in the eld of visual arts examine indigenous artistic expressions in the American continent from the pre-Hispanic age to the present. The contributions ofer new interpretations of materials, objects, andContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Visual Culture and Indigenous Agency in the Early Americas’ edited by Alessia Frassani”

New Publication: A Companion to Medieval Ethiopia and Eritrea edited by Samantha Kelly

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2020 Winner of the 2021 African Studies Review Prize for the Best Africa-focused Anthology or Edited Collection A Companion to Medieval Ethiopia and Eritrea introduces readers to current research on major topics in the history and cultures of the Ethiopian-Eritrean region from the seventh century to the mid- sixteenth, with insights into foundational late-antiqueContinue reading “New Publication: A Companion to Medieval Ethiopia and Eritrea edited by Samantha Kelly”

New publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork. Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts’, edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing

The presence of gold, silver, and other metals is a hallmark of decorated manuscripts, the very characteristic that makes them “illuminated.” Medieval artists often used metal pigment and leaf to depict metal objects both real and imagined, such as chalices, crosses, tableware, and even idols; the luminosity of these representations contrasted pointedly with the surroundingContinue reading “New publication: ‘Illuminating Metalwork. Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts’, edited by Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing”

New publication: ‘An Artful Relic. The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy’, by Andrew R. Casper

In 1578, a fourteen-foot linen sheet bearing the faint bloodstained imprint of a human corpse was presented to tens of thousands of worshippers in Turin, Italy, as one of the original shrouds used to prepare Jesus Christ’s body for entombment. From that year into the next century, the Shroud of Turin emerged as Christianity’s preeminentContinue reading “New publication: ‘An Artful Relic. The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy’, by Andrew R. Casper”

New Open Access Publication: ‘Shrines in a Fluid Space: The Shaping of New Holy Sites in the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese and Crete under Venetian Rule (14th-16th Centuries)’, by Argyri Dermitzaki, Mediterranean Art Histories, volume 6. Brill, 2021.

In Shrines in a Fluid Space: The Shaping of New Holy Sites in the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese and Crete under Venetian Rule (14th-16th Centuries), Argyri Dermitzaki reconstructs the devotional experiences within the Greek realm of the Venetian Stato da Mar of Western European pilgrims sailing to Jerusalem. The author traces the evolution of the variousContinue reading “New Open Access Publication: ‘Shrines in a Fluid Space: The Shaping of New Holy Sites in the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese and Crete under Venetian Rule (14th-16th Centuries)’, by Argyri Dermitzaki, Mediterranean Art Histories, volume 6. Brill, 2021.”