Check out the new book edited by Ella Beaucamp and Philippe Cordez: ‘Typical Venice? The Art of Commodities, 13th-16th Centuries’
Artistic production in Europe between the mid-12th and early 13th centuries is notoriously difficult to categorise. ‘Emerging Naturalism: Contexts and Narratives in the Architectural Sculpture of the Latin Church 1140-1220’ offers a number of different perspectives on this question, while offering a panoramic analysis of the period as expressed in the medium of stone sculpture.
This Festschrift honours the late Jerome Bertram of the Oxford Oratory and former Vice-President of the Monumental Brass Society, who admired, researched, lectured and wrote about monumental brasses and incised slabs for over fifty years.
The twenty-eight essays in this collection showcase cutting-edge research in manuscript studies, encompassing material from late antiquity to the Renaissance. The volume celebrates the exceptional contribution of John Lowden to the study of medieval books.
Moving with the Magdalen is the first art-historical book dedicated to the cult of Mary Magdalen in the late medieval Alps. Its seven case study chapters focus on the artworks commissioned for key churches that belonged to both parish and pilgrimage networks in order to explore the role of artistic workshops, commissioning patrons and diverse devoteesContinue reading “New Publication: Moving with the Magdalen: Late Medieval Art and Devotion in the Alps”
Ground-breaking study of the enigmatic and unique tabernacles from fourteenth-century Italy, which for the first time combined relics and images. Images and relics were central tools in the process of devotional practice in medieval Europe. The reliquary tabernacles that emerged in the 1340s, in the area of Central Italy surrounding the city of Siena, combinedContinue reading “New Publication: Reliquary Tabernacles in Fourteenth-Century Italy: Image, Relic and Material Culture, by Beth Williamson”
An authoritative survey situating some of the Western world’s most renowned buildings within a millennium of Islamic history.Some of the most outstanding examples of world architecture, such as the Mosque of Córdoba, the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, the Giralda tower in Seville, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, belong to the WesternContinue reading “New Publication: Architecture of the Islamic West: North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700–1800, by Jonathan M. Bloom”
A riveting exploration of how the Fatimid dynasty carefully orchestrated an architectural program that proclaimed their legitimacy This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century. This period, considered a golden age of multicultural and interfaith tolerance,Continue reading “New Publication: Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture, by Jennifer Pruitt”
The essays in this book focus on various social, political, cultural, and aesthetic meanings ascribed to Gothic cathedrals in Europe in the post-medieval period. Central to many medieval ritual traditions both sacred and secular, the Gothic cathedral holds a privileged place within the European cultural imagination and experience. Due to the burgeoning historical interest inContinue reading “New Publication: The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period, edited by Stephanie Glaser”
The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch: Imagining Antichrist and Others from the Middle Ages to the Reformation, by D.H. Strickland This study examines medieval Christian views of non-Christians and their changing political and theological significance as revealed in late-medieval and early-modern visual culture. Taking as her point of departure Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Epiphany triptych housed inContinue reading “New Publications: The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch, by D.H. Strickland”