Conference: Choir stalls and their workshops (Greifswald, 23-26 June 2016)

Choir stalls were not only simple seating for the priests and monks. With their highly complex imaging systems they were also one of the most important and complex artistic tasks in medieval cathedrals, monastic churches, and even parishes. In recent years, research has focused primarily on iconographic research and formal and stylistic analysis, as hasContinue reading “Conference: Choir stalls and their workshops (Greifswald, 23-26 June 2016)”

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Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

Search for “microarchitecture conference” on Google, and you will mostly be returned results concerning gatherings of computer programmers. This would doubtless make the concept of a conference on medieval microarchitecture entertaining to many. Even ignoring this parallel nomenclature, the sort of microarchitecture art historians are interested in is not an easy concept to explain, andContinue reading “Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”