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  • The "things of Greater Importance": Bernard of Clairvaux's "apologia" and the Medieval Attitude Toward Art

    By Conrad Rudolph

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812281811
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
    • Published: July 1990
  • 1066: The History of the Bayeux Tapestry

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841150413
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2004
  • Adult Coloring Book: Dragon Life: Dragons and Dragon Masters in Fantasy Realms 35+ Original Illustrations

    By Nathaniel Wake

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    • ISBN-13: 9781973832492
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Allen Brown's English Castles

    By R. Allen Brown

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843830696
    • Publisher: BOYDELL PRESS
    • Published: September 2004
    Castle studies have been shaped and defined over the past half-century by the work of R. Allen Brown. His classic English Castles, renamed here to acknowledge its definitive approach to the subject, is still the foundation study of the English, and Welsh, castles built between the Norman Conquest and the mid 1500s. As the subject has evolved, so too has this book, which, with its numerous photographs and plans, remains the guide to the origins, purpose and identity of the great castles of England and Wales.
  • Apocalypse Illuminated: The Visual Exegesis of Revelation in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts

    By Richard K. Emmerson

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780271078656
    • Publisher: Penn State University Press
    • Published: February 2018
  • Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages

    By Helen C. Evans

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781588396600
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Published: October 2018
  • Arnolfini Betrothal: Medieval Marriage and the Enigma of Van Eyck's Double Portrait

    By Edwin Hall

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520082519
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    • Published: October 1994
    Commonly known as the "Arnolfi Wedding" or "Giovanni Arnolfi and His Bride," Jan van Eyck's double portrait in the National Gallery, London, painted in 1434, is probably the most widely recognized panel painting of the fifteenth century. One of the great masterpieces of early Flemish art, this enigmatic picture has also aroused intense speculation as to its precise meaning. Erwin Panofsky's view that the painting represents a clandestine marriage was almost universally accepted until recently, when scholars began to abandon his principle of "disguised symbolism" in favor of more theoretical approaches to the panel's interpretation. Edwin Hall's study - firmly grounded in Roman and canon law, theology, literature, and the social history of the period - reveals new meaning for this wonderful painting: instead of depicting the sacrament of marriage, Hall argues, Van Eyck's double portrait commemorates the alliance between two wealthy and important Italian mercantile families, a ceremonious betrothal that reflects the social conventions of the time. Hall's illuminating book not only unlocks the mystery surrounding the content of this work of art; it also makes a unique contribution to the fascinating history of betrothal and marriage custom, ritual, and ceremony, tracing their evolution from the late Roman Empire thorough the fifteenth century and providing persuasive visual evidence for their development.Since the fifteenth century, Jan van Eyck has been one of the most admired artists in the history of early northern painting. His pictures are jewels in themselves, crafted in luminous colors on wooden panels with a newly perfected oil technique, achieved by the application of transparent glazes over more opaque underlayers of pigment, permitting each detail to be rendered with astonishing verisimilitude. The Arnolfini double portrait is Van Eyck's quintessential work and a striking example of how art and its meaning endure and engage us for centuries.
  • Art & Artists of the Middle Ages

    By Emil Male

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780933806061
    • Publisher: BLACK SWAN BOOKS/CONSORTIUM
    • Published: January 1986
  • Art Medieval: Exposition a l'Occasion du Centenaire de Brimo de Laroussilhe

    By Brimo de Laroussilhe

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111387545
    • Publisher: Brimo de Laroussilhe
    • Published: 2008
    Text in French.
  • Art Moves: The Material Culture of Processions in Renaissance Perugia

    By Pascale Rihouet

    Our Price: $86.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781909400832
    • Publisher: Harvey Miller
    • Published: June 2019
  • Art and Architecture In Medieval France

    Our Price: $77.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780064300223
    • Publisher: Harper & Row
    • Published: June 1972
  • Art and Beauty In the Middle Ages

    By Umberto Eco

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300036763
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: July 1986
  • Art and Political Thought in Medieval England, c.1150-1350

    By Laura Slater

    Our Price: $59.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781783273331
    • Publisher: Boydell Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • Art and Society in the Middle Ages

    By Georges Duby

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780745621746
    • Publisher: Polity Press
    • Published: January 2000
    In this beautifully written book, Georges Duby, one of France'sgreatest medieval historians, returns to one of the central themesof his work - the relationship between art and society. He tracesthe evolution of artistic forms from the fifth to the fifteenthcentury in parallel with the structural development of society, inorder to create a better understanding of both.Duby traces shifts in the centres of artistic production andchanges in the nature and status of those who promoted works of artand those who produced them. At the same time, he emphasizes thecrucial continuities that still gave the art of medieval Europe abasic unity, despite the emergence of national characteristics.Duby also reminds us that the way we approach these artistic formstoday differs greatly from how they were first viewed. For us, theyare works of art from which we expect and derive aestheticpleasure; but for those who commissioned them or made them, theirvalue was primarily functional - gifts offered to God, communications with the other world, or affirmations of power - andthis remained the case throughout the Middle Ages.This book will be of interest to students and academics inmedieval history and history of art.
  • The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476

    By Sonja Drimmer

    Our Price: $36.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812250497
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
    • Published: November 2018

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